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“I Haven’t Forgotten How to Dream” – Come Away (Film Review)

Posted by - December 18, 2020
What if Peter not-yet-Pan and Alice not-yet-in-Wonderland were siblings? That's the central conceit of seasoned animation director Brenda Chapman's first live-action feature Come Away. In fact, it's just about all there is to the movie. Arriving quietly a week before Christmas, despite a glittering cast of A-listers, it's a sludgy, leaden disaster of an adventure.

“Welcome Back To Vietnam” — Da 5 Bloods (Film Review)

Posted by - June 13, 2020
The first time I wanted to stand up and applaud during Da 5 Bloods happened around two and a half minutes into the movie. After a passionate, powerful and visceral montage setting the political stage around the Vietnam War and particularly the treatment of Black American soldiers, the frame elegantly expands from boxy 4:3 ratio

“We Did What Needed To Be Done” – An Acceptable Loss (Film Review)

Posted by - July 9, 2019
With the world currently in a febrile, dangerous state, a movie like An Acceptable Loss can't help but feel timely. This is the story of a woman dealing with the consequences of a political decision taken in the midst of a tense meeting at the highest level of American government. It's a ludicrous and heightened