jakeem

Awards season 2018-2019

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Despite its cliches and being too much of a soap opera (with the wrong, WRONG ending!), #TheAftermath still gets points for fascinating historical details and just being thoroughly adult from start to . . . well, not that emotionally wrong, cowardly finish, but almost all through

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Murky and muddled, #CaptiveState does at least pose the provocative idea that, once alien overlords have essentially conquered Earth, authorities will still disproportionately oppress urban minorities. Or, maybe it's just a documentary about Chicago with some space monsters added

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The filmed entertainment world is now essentially a three-way fight. With theatrical distribution, it's Disney/Fox versus Universal/Comcast versus Warner Media And with streaming it's Disney versus Netflix versus Amazon. Everyone else will be on a different playing field.

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#LaszloNemes' followup to his shattering #SonofSaul is the more lushly gorgeous #Sunset. Set during the lead-up to World War I, it utilizes similar stalking camerawork and certainly depicts darker aspects of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Less impactful, but it would be.awork and certainly depicts darker aspects of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Less impactful, but it would be.

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bob_strauss_01_twitter_bigger.jpgBob Strauss @bscritic

#HotelMumbaiFilm is a perfectly serviceable, gripping and just unpredictable enough, true-life thriller set during the 2008 Bombay terrorist attacks. Solid international cast, lumbering in parts, shot mostly in Australia, I think.

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