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Month: September 2020

‘All In: The Fight for Democracy’ Movie Review 2020

All In: The Fight for Democracy might not be the best documentary of 2020, but it’s without question the most important. While the documentary does fine work chronicling the past efforts to suppress the vote (literary tests and poll taxes), what’s…

‘The Father’ Movie Review (2020)

Sometimes we save the best for last, but in most cases, a person’s best comes when we least expect. Such is the case with Florian Zeller’s adaptation of The Father. Without question, Zeller’s film is one of the ten best movies this…

‘MLK/FBI’ Documentary Review (2020)

One of the best documentaries of 2020 happens to be about a time in our nation’s history that very few want to revisit. Sam Pollard’s ‘MLK/FBI’ is a gripping look at how corruption clouded government officials’ judgment when clear minds…

‘Pieces of a Woman’ Movie Review (2020)

Kornél Mundruczó’s newest film, Pieces of a Woman, contains the most intense opening sequence (30 minutes long) I’ve ever seen in eight years of reviewing movies mixed in with a performance from Vanessa Kirby that’s one for the ages. Kirby’s balance of…

‘Penguin Bloom’ Movie Review (2020)

While Glendlyn Ivin’s Penguin Bloom doesn’t quite stick the landing, this adaptation of Cameron Bloom’s story has a career-best performance from Naomi Watts that’s sure to catch the eyes of award season voters. My biggest concern with the film is that the…

‘The Way I See It’ Movie Review (2020)

To some, The Way I See It will come across as nothing more than a fluff piece meant to uplift former President Barack Obama. Those who feel that either didn’t see this documentary or have such strong opinions clouds their…

‘Nomadland’ Movie Review (2020)

Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland is a stirring tale about forgotten people learning to live again in a world that’s passed them by. Based on Jessica Bruder’s novel Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, the film is an odyssey of grief and sorrow anchored in…

‘One Night in Miami …’ Movie Review (2020)

One Night in Miami .. is a profoundly thought-provoking look at the perception of African Americans in the eyes of the world. This film marks the feature film directorial debut of Regina King, who knocks it out of the park….

‘The Broken Hearts Gallery’ Movie Review

The Broken Hearts Gallery is the type of film that inspired many to develop a love for going to movies. There’s nothing overly complicated about the narrative, and the ending is somewhat predictable, but that doesn’t take away from writer/director Natalie…

‘Enola Holmes’ Film Review

Enola Holmes is not only a fantastic adaptation of Nancy Springer’s YA series but an excellent film for the entire family. The film asks what if a liberal-leaning mother influenced the most infamous detective in the world, his older brother, and…