Forgotten Gem: Heat Director’s Definitive Edition (****) Slick

If you watch one Michael Mann film, make it The Insider. If you want to see a second, try Heat.

Fences (*****) is powerful, unlimited

Fences - 2016 Director Denzel Washington Screenplay August Wilson Starring Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Saniyya Sidney Some people build fences to keep people out, and other people build fences to keep people in. There is a bushel of truth to be gleaned from observing the lives intersecting inside of Fences. There is almost certainly as much … Continue reading Fences (*****) is powerful, unlimited

The Purge Election Year (**) Trying to wedge social commentary into a horror film

If they really wanted to improve these films, they'd drop the politics and ramp up the creativity. Give it less a feel of government crackdown and more a sense of random chaos that can't clean up after 12 hours.