Tag: **1/2

I, Tonya (2017)

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I, Tonya (2017)

I don’t really give much thought to Tonya Harding.  To be honest, there really isn’t much to think about.  I know the bare bones of her 25 year-old scandal which I hardly paid attention to even then.  I know she was tossed out of the United States Figure Skating Association over an assault on Nancy […]

| December 9, 2017
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Battle of the Sexes (2017)

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Battle of the Sexes (2017)

I don’t know one thing about the sport of tennis.  In fact, I really don’t know much about sports at all.  I’m not averse to it; it just doesn’t really interest me.  That’s because I’m less interested in the game than I am in the people involved (with that, I find ESPN’s “30 for 30” […]

| November 15, 2017
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The 2017 Sidewalk Film Festival reviews: The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography

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The 2017 Sidewalk Film Festival reviews: The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography

Over the weekend of August 25 through 27, I had the pleasure of attending The 19th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival in my home of Birmingham, Alabama.  Over the next two weeks I’ll be taking an intimate look at each of the 11 films that I saw. If we take Elsa Dorfman completely at first glance, […]

| August 29, 2017
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Baby Driver (2017)

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Baby Driver (2017)

For a young fellow like Baby, music is the milk of life.  Mixed and remixed, culled from the ambient noise of human motion and refitted into a soundtrack that guides his every step and every action, life has a rhythm and a composition that he will not deny himself.  When he walks down the street, […]

| June 28, 2017
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

The Pirates of the Caribbean movies put a lot of stock in curses.  It should, really, when there are haunted men walking around with scales for brains and barnacles for skin.  But the biggest curse that the new installment of the series must overcome is The Curse of the Fourth Sequel. This is a lamentable […]

| May 29, 2017
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Let’s talk about Baby Groot.  He’s precious.  You could watch his antics all day.  He’s like a cute puppy, he could be the star of a series of YouTube videos where you watch him do anything.  Clearly the people behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 know what they have in Baby Groot.  They understood it the […]

| May 5, 2017
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The Circle (2017)

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The Circle (2017)

The Circle is the kind of movie that operates completely on theory while the audience watches in frustration as it completely omits logic or common sense.  Here is a techno-phobic piece of dreck that looks like high-tech thriller wrapped in social commentary, but by the time all of the pieces have been laid out, you […]

| April 28, 2017
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CHiPs (2017)

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CHiPs (2017)

CHiPs features a brief but lingering shot of a cat’s anus.  This is supposed to be a joke.  That should seal the deal on whether or not you want to see it.  If it doesn’t, you need help. For that reason, and many others, I don’t want to meet the people who would be entertained […]

| March 28, 2017
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