Green Book – A Guilt-Free Guide to Racism for White People, By White People

Green Book is being sold as a feel-good road trip movie through the 1960s American south. It seems like the perfect holiday movie for all families; a drama about connecting with others, no matter how different you are, sprinkled with moments of good-natured humor and a lot of heart. Unfortunately, Green Book is a story about American…

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BoJack Horseman Season 5 – The Complexities of Accountability and Forgiveness

If you’ve never watched Netflix’s tremendously original BoJack Horseman, you need to stop whatever it is that you’re doing and start right now. BoJack is easily and immediately one of the greatest shows not just currently on television, but in television history. Its wildly imaginative and well-defined world, its deeply relatable and layered characters, and its…

“First Man” – The Price of Progress

When it comes to movies about space, you usually end up with a couple of different options. There are the more technical, behind-the-scenes dramas of the specifications surrounding space missions (Hidden Figures), or tales of survival in the harshest environment in existence, combined with majestic imagery of the final frontier (Apollo 13, Gravity). First Man…

Skyscraper – Big and Dumb with Plenty of Cheese, but Solid Enough to be Fun

How far would someone be willing to go to save and protect their family? This is the question posed by Skyscraper, the latest Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson blockbuster. There’s nothing new here. Johnson plays the Good Guy who’s also a good guy (he attempts to save the life of someone who’s killed in the film’s…

Why Schindler’s List is Important Now More Than Ever

There are an endless amount of films about the horrors of the Holocaust. Schindler’s List is often the first one that comes to mind, to the point that it’s almost cliché. Make no mistake though, Steven Spielberg’s haunting take on the true story of the murder of millions of European Jews earns its spot at…