Tag Archives: #black lives matter

‘21 Bridges’ deftly navigates tightrope of action, social pitfalls

8/10 Is 21 Bridges exploitative? Is it cop-friendly propaganda? It’s a damn good action movie, is what it is. In 21 Bridges, two hired assassins, Michael Trujillo and Ray Jackson (Stephan James and Taylor Kitsch), kill eight NYPD officers in … Continue reading

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Birth of a Nation a pompous, myopic waste of film

Birth of a Nation fails to effectively tell its story on several fundamental levels. It is an inept execution of a concept that was weak to begin with. The Birth of a Nation is a dramatic retelling of the Nat Turner (Nate Parker, who also … Continue reading

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A word about commodifying homosexuality

Representation of minorities and women have always been important, and they’ve become increasingly important to the public over the past few years. For political reasons both flimsy and painfully real — the Black Lives Matter movement and all the death … Continue reading

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The Möbius strip: The Martian takes another crown as another weekend flops

The Martian won the weekend again as all three new releases laid eggs. The weekend’s total, $70.1 million, is the year’s lowest, though this is predictable for a Halloween weekend- Box Office Mojo Bradley Cooper and Sandra Bullock vehicles Burnt and Our Brand is … Continue reading

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Straight Outta ways to tell a story

Biopics can go one of two ways — a ritualistic re-telling of a historic caricature or an encapsulation of the conflict and triumph in an individual’s life. Straight Outta Compton, perhaps more sadly than any other, is the former. The movie goes … Continue reading

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