The First Purge (no stars) please let this be the last one

The First Purge shows oppressed black people at peaceful rallies, innocent black folks in a housing project being killed room to room and a black drug dealer as its hero. There's even a neighbor Lady who's essentially Oprah. This is intended to put the butts in the seats, not to be intellectually honest.

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Spider-Man Homecoming (*****) is alive and waiting

This is the best Spider-Man movie for so many reasons...and I shall explain with no spoilers

The Big Short (****) counts on us not liking bad news

The Big Short - 2015 Director Adam McKay Screenplay Charles Randolph and McKay Starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Marisa Tomei, Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Byron Mann, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Finn Wittrock, Melissa Leo There are a whole bunch of facts being spit out in The Big Short. Director and writer … Continue reading The Big Short (****) counts on us not liking bad news

Parental Guidance – The more dedicated you are, the better it gets

Parental Guidance - 2012 Director Andy Fickman Starring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott, Bailee Madison, Kyle Harrison Breitkopf, Joshua Rush Screenplay Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse Almost every ounce of my being made me want to resist this movie.  But not all of them.  Thank goodness for that.  There is a lot of talent on the screen … Continue reading Parental Guidance – The more dedicated you are, the better it gets

The Lincoln Lawyer: Straight formula, no chaser

The Lincoln Lawyer - 2011 Directed by Brad Furman Starring Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, William H. Macey, Josh Lucas, Ryan Phillipe, John Leguizamo, Michael Pena, Bryan Cranston, Michael Pare, Trace Adkins, Frances Fisher Written by Jeff Romano, based on the novel by Michael Connelly There is a feeling one gets while watching The Lincoln Lawyer is that … Continue reading The Lincoln Lawyer: Straight formula, no chaser