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Quick Take: Bombshell (1933), by Scott Nye

Quick Takes are brief capsule reviews, quickly written and quickly read. Victor Fleming’s Red Dust was released in October 1932; by that time the following year, he made a whole new picture starring the same actress that is a virtual...

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BP Movie Journal 8/9/18

In this episode, Tyler and David discuss the movies and TV shows they’ve been watching, including: Movies SANS SOLEIL AN INSPECTOR CALLS BLACKKKLANSMAN THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS TASTE OF CHERRY THE MEG WE THE ANIMALS ANDREI RUBLEV

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The Meg: Shallow Fun, by Tyler Smith

The key to enjoying Jon Turteltaub’s The Meg lies in managing one’s expectations. Obviously, a film about a giant killer shark will draw comparisons to the Steven Spielberg classic Jaws and its countless imitators released through the years. These films are...

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BlacKkKlansman: Black Lightning, by David Bax

It’s definitely no accident that Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman is hitting theaters almost exactly a year after white supremacist supporters of President Donald Trump marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, shouting racist slogans and carrying Nazi and Confederate flags and eventually murdering a counter-protestor. Lee...

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Skate Kitchen: Halfpipe Dreams, by Chase Beck

I love the way Crystal Moselle’s Skate Kitchen begins. We see the main character, Camille, at a skate park. She seems uncomfortable, uncertain, nervous. Although obviously talented, she injures herself performing a difficult trick. With blood pouring down her leg,...