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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: Widows

Early buzz was that “Widows”, is the new “Set It Off” the 1996 Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith female bank heist thriller. For one thing “Widows” is definitely not the film I expected from British filmmaker Steve McQueen, but it’s also not “Set It Off”. Steve McQueen’s film is a blistering and brilliant and hard punching modern masterpiece. It’s …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: Overlord

I couldn’t help but think while watching “Overlord” that it’s one of the best video game movies ever made, and yet it’s not even based on a video game. If it were a video game “Wolfenstein” would be the best comparison. “Overlord” does make me want to play WWII Zombies on “Call Of Duty Black Ops 3”. On 6 June …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: Juliet, Naked

In “Juliet Naked”, Chris O’Dowd plays Duncan who is folk rocker Tucker Crowe’s biggest fan. Every word he speaks is about Tucker Crowe. Every discussion leads to Tucker this and Tucker that. His man cave is blanketed in Tucker Crowe photos and posters. He even runs a fan site for Crowe. He worships Tucker, but no surprise there since Tucker …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: Roma

Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron is one of the best visionary filmmakers out there. After taking us through a future dystopia in “Children of Men” and taking us to the far reaches of outer space in “Gravity”, which he took home best director at the Oscars. The director now brings his big screen visionary style to the small screen in a …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: Beautiful Boy

“Beautiful Boy” is one of the definitive films about drug addiction and how the addiction affects the addict’s family. This is one of the film’s best qualities. It’s a unique perspective, as where typically it’s told through the addict’s perspective who usually gets the focus. “Beautiful Boy” which was produced by Brad Pitt, tells the story of David Sheff, a …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: Fantastic Beasts The Crimes Of Grindelwald

In 2016, only a mere 5 years after the final “Harry Potter” film, that was “Deathly Hallows: Part 2”. We got the first of a planned 5 movie “Harry Potter” prequel franchise. Taking place 70 years before Harry and the gang is “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them”, that featured an all adult cast and took a slightly darker …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: The Kindergarten Teacher

Netflix is churning out more original films and programming than most major studios. This past week Netflix has released their newest original film, after having a short run at both Sundance and the Toronto Film Festivals. It’s a remake of the 2014 Israeli Film “The Kindergarten Teacher”. This time directed with a woman’s perspective by filmmaker Sara Colangelo who took …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: Destination Wedding

One of the many things I love about Keanu Reeves is that he takes the time and enjoys releasing the smaller independent films between shooting his big studio films. A few months ago he released the independent crime thriller “Siberia”. While I enjoyed the film it doesn’t come close to his newest film “Destination Wedding”, which finds itself to be …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: Mandy

When the trailer for “Mandy” was released I knew right away it was going to be an experience unlike any other. Boy it sure was. Movies like this don’t end up at the Sundance film festival but it did earlier this year as part of their midnight movie showcase. “Mandy” falls exactly in that category as a “midnight movie”. The …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: Nobody’ Fool

After working with Lionsgate Films for nearly a decade to build the Tyler Perry empire. The movie, stage and tv mogul has produced, written, directed and starred in his products, has decided to head on a new path by retiring the Madea character that he is best known for this coming March. The first step Perry takes is by switching …

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