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Spoiler Free Review for Lady Bird

Title: Lady Bird Date: 2017 MPAA: Rated R for language, sexual content, brief graphic nudity and teen partying Director: Greta Gerwig Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges, and Timothée Chalamet Synopsis: The adventures of a young woman living in Sacramento, as she attempts to finish high…
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Spoiler Free Review for The Big Sick

Title: The Big Sick Year: 2017 MPAA: Rated R for language including some sexual references Director: Michael Showalter Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano Synopsis: Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their…
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Spoiler Free Review for Blue Jay

Title: Blue Jay Date: 2016 Director:  Alex Lehmann Starring: Mark Duplass & Sarah Paulson For my latest indie pick, I have decided to choose Alex Lehmann’s 2016 film Blue Jay, which is written by and starring Mark Duplass. Duplass plays a…
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Spoiler Free Review for mother!

Title: mother! Date: 2017 MPAA: Rated R for strong disturbing violent content, some sexuality, nudity and language Director: Darren Aronofsky Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer Synopsis: A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil…
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Spoiler Free Review for War for the Planet of the Apes

Title: War for the Planet of the Apes Date: 2017 MPAA: PG-13 Director: Matt Reeves Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn The hardest thing for a trilogy to do is to continue to get better one after another. Most movie…
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Spoiler Free Review for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014 PG-13 Director: Matt Reeves Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell What makes a great sequel? This is a question that comes up a lot in discussion amongst movie buffs…
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Spoiler Free Review for Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2011 PG-13 Director: Rupert Wyatt Starring: James Franco, Freida Pinto, Andy Serkis, John Lithgow Rise is the first installment in this modern take on the Planet of the Apes franchise, and the first of a series of…
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Spoiler Free Review for Wonder Woman

Title: Wonder Woman Date: 2017 MPAA: PG-13 Director: Patty Jenkins Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright Synopsis: Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in…
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Classic Film Review: Ace in the Hole

  There are some classic movies that have stood the test of time because of how idiosyncratic they are. Some stand the test of time because of how influential and important they were in the history of filmmaking. And then there…
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Spoiler Free Review for Kong: Skull Island

Title: Kong: Skull Island Date: 2017 MPAA: PG-13 Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman Synopsis: Scientists, soldiers and adventurers unite to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean. Cut off from everything they…
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