Midway Is Better Than Pearl Harbor

Midway pays tribute to fallen American heroes even as the film may also be a spiritual sequel to an earlier Pacific-set World War 2 film, Pearl Harbor. Let’s get it out of the way right now.  Roland Emmerich is certainly attracted to directing films that have a large amount of action in them.  At the same time, this film does not suffer from the problems that brought down Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor.  For this, we’re…

"Midway Is Better Than Pearl Harbor"

Patrick Will Still Your Heart With Cuteness

Patrick is a cute little comedy that comes from across the pond in Britain but let’s be honest in that we’re only watching for the lovable pug. The only thing that Sarah Francis (Beattie Edmondson) was looking forward to doing was starting her new job as an English teacher.  Her grandmother (Ann Queensberry) had other plans when she suddenly dropped dead.  Her death is sad but she only serves one tragic purpose her by moving…

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If Beale Street Could Talk is Beautifully Directed

Beautifully directed, If Beale Street Could Talk is able to raise the bar on what we come to expect from writer-director Barry Jenkins. If you didn’t notice it with Moonlight, Barry Jenkins has a way with telling a story on camera.  If Beale Street Could Talk further enhances his work as a storyteller.  Jenkins puts so much care into the film even if it’s James Baldwin’s words that he adapts on screen.  We especially see…

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