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BLACK PANTHER Family Movie Review

By Lindsi Neilson WHAT’S BLACK PANTHER ABOUT? After his father’s death, T’Challa returns home to Wakanda to be crowned king. When a previously unknown enemy appears and threatens T’Challa’s nation and the world, he must figure out what kind of king he is before the destruction of everything he and his family stand for. Rent or buy it here. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A) Let’s start things off by talki ...[Read More]

ARRIVAL Family Movie Review

ARRIVAL Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S ARRIVAL ABOUT? A linguist and a physicist work with the military to communicate with extraterrestrials and determine their intentions. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A) Artistic, well-acted, and tremendously moving, Arrival is smart sci-fi in the league of Contact and Gattaca. Avoid spoilers at all costs; discovering the narrative surprises and th ...[Read More]

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Overlooked Gem: THE GREAT DEBATERS (2007)

  Denzel Washington's second foray into directing (after Antwone Fisher) takes the basic structure of an inspirational sports movie and turns it on its head, as a small-town school goes up against the Ivy-League giants of the nation. The action and strategy, however, revolve around words and ideas, not athletics. Telling the true story of an East Texas “negro college” during 1930' ...[Read More]