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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 […]


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Station 4


Bottom Line 2.5 / 5 - Average
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Financial Crisis

S&P Who? S&P What?

A few years ago, I wrote an account of my experience with an investment firm. At the beginning of August, I had the great pleasure to speak to the debate over the economy and in that post, I referenced the role investment firms...
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The Devil’s Double


Our Review 3 / 5 - Above Average
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The Debate Over the Economy

I have made a point not to write about the debt ceiling or the national debt or the shenanigans of our national elected officials until today, August 2, 2011. Why? Because I knew they would string this out until the last minute...
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NFL Lockout

The NFL Lockout – Who’s the Biggest *Player*

I mean that in the most socially casual way… Because the exact details of the contract are not for public consumption, I’m not sure who – if anyone – got pimped. But, if you look at this strictly in dollars ...
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