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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

2017

Lucas Hit the Jackpot

Action PG-13

Over my 20 years and more as a syndicated film critic I have sat through many Star Wars movies. Most of the time I wasn’t impressed, but that’s part of my job. However, I did

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

2017

Denzel Washington Best Part of This Story

Drama PG-13

Roman J. Israel, Esq. wants to be a dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system, but it’s more of a puzzle just what Roman wants to do and what he can do. Denzel Washington

 

Murder on the Orient Express

2017

Nice Production and Scenery

Drama PG-13

The 1974 Murder on the Orient Express with Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman and Sean Connery had several film spinoffs from the original novel by Agatha Christie who passed away in 1976. She would probably be amused that 20th Century Fox has

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

2017

One of the best pictures of the year.

Drama R

Frances McDormand is beautifully cast as a mother who is determined to avenge her daughter’s untimely murder. McDormand is a force to be reckoned with both as an actress and as a furious mama hell-bent to get the sheriff in town

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Thank You For Your Service

2017

Reveals the Truth

Drama R

For several years now more and more movie’s spotlight has been shed on the real truths of war and our American military who fight for our freedom. As we learned in watching films such as:

Orbit

2017

A life in 800 words

Documentary

“We literally show up in the morning and say ‘Who’s dead?’”

That’s former New York Times obituary writer Bruce Weber, describing the beginning of his work day in Vanessa Gould’s Obit.

If this film is any sample; obit writers are a