“Selma” (2014)

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Directed by: Ava DuVernay
Running time: 128 minutes

And so we have the last of the Best Picture films based upon true events. We made it! OK, I know I’ve been picking on these movies quite a bit, but I’ll be honest and say that all the previous few “true story” movies have been pretty good. Well, not ALL, but most. I complain about it, but history does have some fantastic stories to tell and often they are stories we, as a society, need to hear as a means to better ourselves.

Enter Selma. Continue reading

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“American Sniper” (2014)

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Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Running time: 132 minutes

This review could be really short, because while I am in two minds regarding Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, I feel this two-minute trailer really captured everything I like about it: Continue reading