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'Lionheart' review
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'Lionheart' review

The Genevieve Nnaji-directed ‘Lionheart’ opens with the intersection of violence and the mundane I hope a Nigerian filmmaker tackles one day. The eponymous transport company, based in Enugu, is overrun by men demanding payment for helping fill seats in their buses. They troop in with a sense of entitlement roughing up workers as onlookers stand helpless.

'The Godfather' (1972) retrospective
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'The Godfather' (1972) retrospective

In a previous life, before what we could call, for want of a better word, my cinematic rebirth (or my Scorsese phase), I associated 'The Godfather' with bloodied silk sheets, the grisly image of a decapitated horse’s head and the visceral shrieks of a grown man that put Jamie Lee Curtis to shame.

'Escape Room' Review
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'Escape Room' Review

If you haven’t heard about escape rooms, clearly you haven’t been to a mall or watched a sitcom over the past few years. This is a popular and “fun” form of entertainment in which strangers work together in a dangerous, “what if” scenario. You’re stuck inside four walls and you gotta figure-out how to get out.

'Leave No Trace' review
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'Leave No Trace' review

'Leave No Trace' is one of those films I will never truly appreciate till I have a kid. The world of cinema has seen countless portrayals heartfelt parent-child relationships and I am still at the phase where siding with the children in the equation comes more naturally. But it’s clear writer/director Debra Granik is telling an incredibly complex story with a certain understated precision that really caught me off guard.

BIRD BOX (2018) Movie Review
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BIRD BOX (2018) Movie Review

Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety. — Manages to avoid being dismissed as another The Happening and comes close to matching A Quiet Place, Bird Box does enough to stand out as another Netflix success.

New ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ image offers hope in the form of Halle Berry

New ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ image offers hope in the form of Halle Berry

It appears Winston’s one hour professional courtesy gave John ample time to escape from New York. — Lionsgate dropped two exclusive pics featuring our excommunicado assassin in two different time zones - New York and the Middle East. Which tells us the Babayaga was able to fend off every stateside assassin vying for that $14 million dollar contract on John’s head. But internationally?

'Vice' Review
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'Vice' Review

Adam McKay went from making goofy comedies to winning an Oscar for co-writing 2015’s financial crisis dramedy “The Big Short”. McKay collaborated on that script with Charles Randolph. But he went solo on the screenplay for his latest film,”Vice”, while also directing. And it shows.

'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Review: The Best Spider-Man Movie
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'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Review: The Best Spider-Man Movie

Yeah I said it. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the best Spider-Man movie. It marginally overtakes Spider-Man 2, and 100% overshadows the mediocre Spider-Man Homecoming (we got to be honest with ourselves). This is kind of shocking given Sony released Venom this year, which was one of the most hilariously bad superhero movies in a decade, and their last trip with them at the wheel of Spider-Man gave us The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (worse than Venom, but not as hilarious).

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