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Army of the Dead

Like it or not, Zack Snyder is having a very prolific year. Barely two months since the release of his long awaited cut of Justice League, which I very much enjoyed, his first non-franchise film in a decade has just hit Netflix’s library. Army of the Dead is somewhat a return to form for the…

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Spiral: From the Book of Saw

I spent most of the past February catching up with the Saw franchise with my roommate. They were already a fan, and I was finally convinced to jump aboard the ship with the announcement of this new film that we have, as well as an incredible episode of the podcast Why Are Dads? that featured…

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Without Remorse

Taylor Sheridan is one of the few writers working today that, for me, is more likely to attract me to a project than the filmmaker bringing it to life. His filmography is impressive even after less than a decade. Sicario and Hell or High Water are both great movies, elevated by their direction, but they…

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League

After all these years, it’s finally here. I will admit that I spent way too much time thinking about the Snyder Cut before it was even an idea that existed beyond the beginning days of the fan campaign, and how couldn’t I? The theatrical cut of Justice League is probably one of the most highly…

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Bliss

When I clicked on Amazon’s latest original movie, I thought I was tuning into an odd romantic comedy that also somehow involved parallel dimensions. The cast certainly looked promising, as did the titillating first trailer. This grey-toned, deadpan dystopian drama is quite the unexpected surprise. Not necessarily in quality, but in the amount of thought…

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Judas and the Black Messiah

What I have had to relearn about the 1960s as a decade in American politics has been infinite. I was taught the usual schtick in elementary school – Dr. King good, violence bad. In high school I remember reading Malcolm X’s essay “Learning to Read.” Thinking about it all these years later I should have…

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The Little Things

Pitched in 1993 by writer/director John Lee Hancock only to be met with apprehension for being too dark, The Little Things is now upon us. The 1990’s setting has gone from contemporary to a period piece, and the dynamic of the lead trio is just different enough from that of Se7en to set itself apart.…

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Best of 2020- Jennings

I’d like to start this list off with some honorable mentions: The Small Axe series: McQueen is one of my favorite filmmakers working today and this series further confirms that, but I chose to leave individual entries off my list to cover as much ground as possible. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: A late contender that…

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