Michael Young

No Time to Die

No Time to Die

(3.5*) No Time to Die is exactly what you expect from a Bond film. Sixty years after Dr. No, the franchise has changed, but lives on.

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Attica

Attica

Attica (4*) – Disturbing presentation of the four days of the deadliest prison riot in US history. It probes not only the riot, but also fundamentals of racism. This isn’t fun, but is perhaps necessary.

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Writing with Fire

Writing with Fire

(3.5*) Writing with Fire is a profile in courage, telling the story of untouchable women changing Indian society. A case where the subject matter overwhelms the filmmaking.

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Ascension

Ascension

(3.5*) Ascension is, on the surface, a study of China’s economy. But it also turns a mirror on our own!

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Summer of Soul

Summer of Soul

(4.5*) Summer of Soul is exhilarating, fun, and informative. Definitely take this stroll through Black music of the late 60s!

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Luca

Luca

(1.5*) Luca is fun for about twenty minutes and then descends into boredom!

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Encanto

Encanto

Encanto (3.5*) Good family entertainment, but Disney and Miranda might be showing fatigue!

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Spencer

Spencer

(4*) Spencer is not your typical biopic, but Stewart’s outstanding performance makes this a must-see film

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2022 Oscar Recap

My review of my predictions (only 10 out of 23 correct) and the Oscar ceremony – including ‘the slap felt around the world’.

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