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Weekly Movie Review: Split

January 26, 2017 Adam Staten

Split; Another forgetful January release Some people and even a number of issues are so polarizing, so divisive that merely mentioning them can lead to elevated blood pressures and loud, heated discussions. In politics, the […]

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Weekly Movie Review: Live by the Night

January 19, 2017 Adam Staten

Live by Night; Too much story, too little cohesion Whether we’d like to admit it or not, crime is a part of our everyday lives. Crime and its often-devastating consequences drive many of our decisions. […]

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Weekly Movie Review: Fences

January 12, 2017 Adam Staten

Fences; Washington shines brightest in film filled with terrific performances January and February are typically the time when more indoor-based activities are sought after as a way to avoid the often blisteringly cold wind chills […]

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Weekly Movie Review: Adam Staten

December 22, 2016 Adam Staten

Collateral Beauty; Smith good in flawed film Life can throw some real curveballs at times, events that absolutely turn your entire world upside down that come without any prior notice.  Whether it’s the loss of […]

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Weekly Movie Review: Manchester by the Sea

December 15, 2016 Adam Staten

Manchester by the Sea; well-written film with award-winning lead performance Life is not fair, and can feel like one endless rough patch at times. Unlike a majority of school functions and activities, life doesn’t hand […]

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Weekly Movie Review: Arrival

December 8, 2016 Adam Staten

Arrival; slow paced sci-fi flick is chore to get through Time is the most valuable resource known to man. It’s also the most fleeting thing in the world; one, which no one can ever recover […]

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Weekly Movie Review: Bad Santa 2

December 1, 2016 Adam Staten

Bad Santa 2; mildly funny, unnecessary sequel Many would argue Christmastime is the most enjoyable time of the entire year. And it certainly becomes difficult to construct a formidable rebuttal to a period when frequent […]

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Weekly Movie Review: Hacksaw Ridge

November 23, 2016 Adam Staten

Hacksaw Ridge; Best film of 2016 As 2016 quickly approaches its inevitable conclusion, the Thanksgiving and Christmas season are now upon us. This is generally the time of year when kindness, generosity and the best […]