REVIEW: ‘Black Panther’ Is Solid Entertainment With Great Acting, Compelling Characters

Since getting under way in 2008, the movie series from Marvel Studios has included films with genres that stray away from the typical super hero origins. “Captain America: Winter Soldier” was a spy thriller and “Guardians of the Galaxy” was a space opera comedy. Marvel once again does this for its latest picture “Black Panther.”…
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Special Movie Report: British Academy Gives Top Prize To ‘Three Billboards’

It was a big night for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Sunday, as the film picked up the top prize and acting honors from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Meanwhile, Gary Oldman solidified his status as the front runner for Best Actor based on his work in “Darkest Hour” as Winston Churchill…
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REVIEW: ‘Peter Rabbit’ Is A Good Weekend Matinee Pick For The Family

While I’m somewhat familiar with the “Peter Rabbit” books, I don’t have much of a memory of what they were like. So, I didn’t walk into this movie knowing the, um, lore. As a result, I walked in with a pretty fresh mind and came out of the theater somewhat pleasantly surprised. As the title…
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REVIEW: Inexperienced Acting, Weak Script Ruin ’15:17 To Paris’

“The 15:17 to Paris” dramatizes the real life story of a group of men who prevented a terrorist attack on a train in 2015. But, while the actions taken by these people were heroic and deserve recognition, the story’s translation to the big screen had poor execution. The movie follows the three American men who…
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Monday Movie Report: ‘Get Out,’ ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Earn WGA Wins

Two of my personal favorite films from 2017 were honored Sunday by the Writers Guild of America. At its annual ceremony, the guild gave its award for original screenplay to “Get Out” and its adapted screenplay honor to “Call Me By Your Name.” The wins were impressive, especially with a great amount of competition. This…
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