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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

While I am a huge fan of writer/director Martin McDonagh’s first film, In Bruges (2008), his follow-up effort, Seven Psychopaths (2012) didn’t quite live up to the promise of his debut. And now his third effort, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, lies somewhere in the middle for me. It has more than enough […]

Mudbound

If Get Out’s message about racism and the plight of being a black man in America was too oblique for you, maybe Mudbound is more your cup of tea. There’s nothing subtle or hidden in Dee Rees’ period drama set in wartime Mississippi about two men on either side of the color divide. […]

Lady Bird

I’ve been an aspiring fiction writer ever since I could put pen to paper (yes, I’m that old). I’m one of those foolish dreamers who insists there’s a novel or a screenplay or a play inside me, just aching to get out—all it needs is the right inspiration. So, naturally, every chance I […]

Thor: Ragnarok

Yes, I am sick of superhero movies, said it a hundred times. And yet, like Michael Corleone in Godfather 3, they keep sucking me back in.

So here’s the thing about Thor: Ragnarok. You know what it is. No need for me to waste time or energy trying to explain the […]

MY CURRENT SMART PICKS

Top 5 List:

My Five Favorite Bad Movies:

1. Showgirls, 1995
2. Staying Alive, 1983
3. Grease 2, 1982
4. The Room, 2003
5. Cowboys & Aliens, 2011

Rental Pick:

Ed Wood (1994)

Favorite Trailer of the Moment:

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