Black Lives Matter

A movie that I have found myself revisiting several times since it was released is Spike Lee’s 2018 film “Blackkklansman.”  For one thing, it’s immensely entertaining.  The film is based on the true story of Ron Stallworth (played by John David Washington), who became the first black officer in the Colorado Springs police department in […]

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2019 Oscar Nominee Predictions

The 2019 awards season is now in full swing, and while there are plenty of movies gathering accolades and generating conversation, so much regarding this year’s Oscar race is still up in the air.  Many categories that a month ago seemed set have been thrown into confusion thanks to recent awards ceremonies like the Golden […]

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Top 10 Movies of 2018

The end of the year is always hard for me, as it comes time to narrow down the 70 or so new films I watched this year into a list that reflects the ten best.  2018 didn’t come with as many films that I loved or personally connected with as past years have, but the […]

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5 Best Movies of Summer 2018

When I have reflected on summer movies in past years, I’ve always found it hard to pick the best ones from the films I’ve seen, usually because there aren’t more than a couple that I believed were truly great.  This year, however, my top five list was hard to narrow down because there were so […]

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“BlackkKlansman”

4.5 out of 5 stars. Spike Lee’s new joint, “BlackkKlansman,” opens with a scene from the fictional 1939 film “Gone with the Wind,” and closes with very real video clips from the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.  While the story the film has to tell surrounds Ron Stallworth, a black Colorado Springs […]

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