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Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow the pirate
31 May 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is awash in mysteries, but the biggest is existential in nature. Namely, why does this flick exist? 

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A woman on the phone and another woman looking at her in an alarmed way
03 May 2017

It’s no surprise that so many movies focus on the teenage years. Just think what this time of life puts us through.

After ambling our way through...

Young woman wearing an old-fashioned hoop dress dancing with the beast, hairy man in a suit
18 March 2017

Because I’m attracted to tales of romance or redemption, it’s not surprising that I love Beauty and the Beast. It is, after all, a fairy tale that...

Black man and white woman dancing
01 March 2017

Even though its subject matter is completely different, I can’t help comparing A United Kingdom to 2016’s Hidden Figures.

Both films uncover an...

Black and white photo of protest in streets from 50s with sign saying something about race mixing
31 January 2017

Do you prefer to have your cinematic guilt and grief delivered with a Boston accent? If so, you might enjoy the Oscar-nominated Manchester by the Sea. (Well...

Black women in old fashioned clothes like they are celebrating
04 January 2017

Hidden Figures tells a fact-based story so fascinating that you wonder why it hasn’t been told until now. Of course, if it had been, they would have had to...

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