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Get on Up – Movie Review

Note: this review is featured on the Phoenix Film Festival’s website. Get on Up is inconsistently entertaining but never less than spectacularly acted thanks to the tremendous lead performance from Chadwick Boseman. Tate Taylor’s film is a rocky exploration of the iconic singer James Brown’s career and of the social unrest surrounding such a complicated, tragic man… Read more »

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Snowpiercer – Movie Review

Note: this review will be featured on the Phoenix Film Festival’s website. Snowpiercer is one of the best films of 2014, a kinetic, gripping piece of science fiction that’s always involving. Bong Joon-ho establishes himself as one of the brightest talents working behind the camera, a man with the ability to thrill behind character drama alongside violent… Read more »

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Fruitvale Station – Movie Review

Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan) is a 22-year old man living in San Francisco, hoping to better his life around his daughter, Tatiana, and his girlfriend, Sophina (Melonie Diaz). He’s lived a life of drugs and hardships, dealing weed and dope while trying to make a living in a world that keeps challenging him. He… Read more »