HACKSAW RIDGE (Mel Gibson, 2016)

SPOILER ALERT!! My notes on Hacksaw Ridge: 1. I would usually go into an epileptic seizure whenever a blatantly religious film would smack me over the head with its outright themes of spirituality and salvation (refer to The Shack). Now here was the story of a soldier with such unwavering faith that he didn’t want […]

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ARRIVAL (Denis Villeneuve, 2016)

SPOILER ALERT!! My notes on Arrival: 1. Whenever I watch these alien invasion films, I always find comfort in the fact that these creatures very rarely attacked our country. In this one, they sent twelve pods in twelve different territories and not even one bothered to settle in (or anywhere near) the Philippines. They must […]

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HIDDEN FIGURES (Theodore Melfi, 2016)

SPOILER ALERT!! My notes on Hidden Figures: 1. Jimmy Kimmel in the recent Oscars telecast said it best when he introduced the amazing trio of actresses in this film as Algebra’s Angels. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae portrayed Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson respectively, the real-life brains behind NASA’s space […]

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WHY HIM? (John Hamburg, 2016)

My notes on Why Him?: 1. Bryan Cranston obviously earned enough goodwill from Breaking Bad that allowed him to headline inane comedies like this and still keep his star status and self-respect (or at least his four Best Drama Actor Emmys). Although he would forever be known as the iconic Walter White, he actually displayed […]

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