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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Independent films have a way of putting a spotlight on truth and reality that is sometimes hard to believe. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is one of those stories that has moments that are so unbelievable that they have to be real. It’s the story of a mother who decides to make her case across […]

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Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread is the story of Reynolds Woodcock… A celebrated European dress designer. Beyond that, it is also the story of Reynolds Woodcock and Alma Elson; A waitress he takes on as a companion and muse. This movies speaks to the entanglement between these two stories and how they ultimately come to work together. Story: […]

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Call Me By Your Name

This movie and review are going to be difficult for me… The depth of this film has me paralyzed… I feel like words are just not enough, but, here we go… Call Me By Your Name is a love story. An unconventional love story. It represents a moment in time between two people that they […]

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Lady Bird

I told someone I went to see Lady Bird. She asked what it was about. I responded that it was about a high school girl in Sacramento going through her senior year… (Insert crickets here) After the long pause she said, “Is that it?” I said, “That’s it.” That’s it. BUT, it travels through her […]

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Get Out

This movie is the story of a professional black man who finds himself in a position with which all black men must consider: Dating a white woman, going to meet her family for the weekend and what ensues as a result. Story: Comedian Jordan Peele wrote, produced and directed this film. It’s an eye-opening social […]



Let There Be Light

I recently had to buy light bulbs. If you’re thinking that’s not really a topic for discussion, you haven’t bought light bulbs recently… Do you know the difference between Incandescent, Compact Fluorescent, LED and Halo...
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Take a Knee

I’m not sure what delayed me writing this post considering the subject matter… Maybe because its was so much in the news and I tend to avoid all things news – NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS – But now that the dust has...
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The Scouts

I was a Cub Scout and a Boy Scout. A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. Still remember the oath I took… My sister was a Brownie, but, not a...
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I got this question for Ask BA: Hey BA: What does LGBTQIA mean? I heard it on the Emmy’s and thought, “What’s the I-A for? AND, is it offensive to wonder when that acronym will stop growing? This is a tough one because so...
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