Author: Jacob

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If Beale Street Could Talk

A lyrical blend of tenderness and tragedy, Barry Jenkins screen adaptation of James Baldwin’s 1974 novel If Beale Street Could Talk envelopes the viewer within its finely measured cadence. This deliberate pacing has the...

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Creed 2

“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you...

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The Breaker Upperers

The lovechild of NZ comedienne-content-makers, Madeleine Sami (SUPER CITY) and Jackie van Beek (THE INLAND ROAD), THE BREAKER UPPERERS is an out and out comedy film that plays for laughs and, mostly, scores. By...

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A Quiet Place

After a couple of middling dramedies, The American Office’s John Krasinski subverts expectations with his third directorial effort, turning out a tight, tense, and downright enjoyable sci-fi, horror-thriller. A Quiet Place is an efficient...

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Stretching out the very worst of small town ‘merica stereotypes to hard-edged humorous effect, the oddly titled THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is Martin McDonagh’s latest piece of blackly comic provocation. Tonally, THREE BILLBOARDS...