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REVIEW: Skin

REVIEW: Skin

Could you have sympathy for a white supremacist? This feels like one of the main questions the movie Skin, based on the true story of ex-neo Nazi Bryon Widner, asks, and, to be honest, when I started the film I was mad. Israeli-born filmmaker Guy Nattiv desired a documentary feel to the dark deeds Widner performed along with his white surpremacist group, and it made me furious. The film opens in 2009 at a rally in Columbus, OH that brings to mind more recent events like the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA....

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REVIEW: The Last Black Man in San Francisco

REVIEW: The Last Black Man in San Francisco

“Do you love San Francisco?”

“I don’t know. I mean I’m here.”

“You don’t get to hate it unless you love it.”

This exchange...

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REVIEW: Booksmart

REVIEW: Booksmart

“It’s like Superbad but with girls.”

That’s the description I have often heard of Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, Booksmart. This is a coming-of-age comedy about...

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REVIEW: See You Yesterday

REVIEW: See You Yesterday

What is it about time travel that brings storytellers back to the concept again and again? There have been countless movies, TV shows, comics,...

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REVIEW: Tolkien

REVIEW: Tolkien

Have you ever seen the Saturday morning cartoon Captain Planet? With its infectious theme song (“Captain Planet, he’s our hero. Gonna take pollution down...

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SPOILER ALERT: Another Avengers: Endgame REVIEW

SPOILER ALERT: Another Avengers: Endgame REVIEW

Every time I think about the history-making finale to Marvel’s Infinity Saga, my mind swells with the sweet sound of Adele’s hit from another...

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The Women of Marvel Ask, “What is a girl worth?”

The Women of Marvel Ask, “What is a girl worth?”

I first heard this question posed by real life superhero Rachel Denhollander at the trial of Larry Nassar. Denhollander is a lawyer and...

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REVIEW: Avengers Endgame

REVIEW: Avengers Endgame

C.S. Lewis is often quoted in A Grief Observed, “…pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in...

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REVIEW: Shazam

REVIEW: Shazam

Lex Luthor stands before his arch nemesis, the fully human/fully Kryptonian savior of the masses, Superman. A showdown of fists awaits Superman over in...

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REVIEW: The Boy who Harnessed the Wind

REVIEW: The Boy who Harnessed the Wind

What were you doing at 13? Many of us, our bodies entrenched in the chaos of puberty, were professional eye rollers. Discovering rebellion for...

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