New Satire “Greed” Misses the Mark

Throughout years of film criticism, it has become cliché to say that a film “defies categorization” in reference to genre. Many times, the greatest films of this nature find a way to weave together distinct tones and elements from a wide array of classifications, developing something truly unique and memorable. Unfortunately, in other situations, the […]

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JOJO RABBIT – Taika Waititi’s Hitler Satire is Humorous, Tragic, Hopeful, and Uplifting.

“Let everything happen to you. Beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.” – Rainer Maria Rilke WOW. This quote that flashed across the screen to close out JOJO RABBIT literally brought me to tears. What a moving story. A true testament to the powers of compassion, acceptance, and tolerance. It explores one […]

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BlacKkKlansman: Eye-Opening and Challenging, with a Theme of Dark Hilarity

As expected from Spike Lee, this film is provocative, convicting, and incendiary. Loosely based on an outrageously improbable true story, BlacKkKlansman portrays social commentary on US race relations during the 1970s in the most inflammatory fashion possible. Strong performances from John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Ryan Eggold, and Topher Grace, among others, drove […]

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