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The Miracle Season

Overall, The Miracle Season has so much heart, I left the theater unsure if I would be crying, smiling, or both at the same time. The fact that it was a real story seemed to really hit home for most of the audience as well. You could hear whispering cheering during the volleyball matches and sniffles during the scenes of grief. While this movie isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, I think it accomplished exactly what it set out to do. Showing women empowerment, how to handle grief, and how teens navigate life on a sports team. I left this screening telling my friends they had to go to see this, and I’d say the same to those of you reading this.

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Chappaquiddick

Chappaquiddick

It has often been said that The Kennedys are American royalty. With all the immediate images that conjures up in your head, they are replete with scandals: suicides; rapes; murders; cover-ups; and even assassinations that haven’t completely been solved. But a more obscure story about the last true patriarch of the Kennedy crime family is Ted Kennedy’s midnight ride in Chappaquiddick that ended with the mysterious death of his brother’s former aide, Mary Jo Kopechne. And this new film by Director John Curran finally dives into the murky waters and exposes at least one possible hypothesis for how those events unfolded. Is it completely historically accurate? Only two people really know for sure, and they are both dead.

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Churchill

Churchill

They’ve called him the Greatest Briton who ever lived, they’ve called him many other things, to be sure, but one thing they would never call him is a coward. Through Alex von Tunzelmann’s screenplay, Churchill unveils the hesitation that Winston had about Operation Overlord, the allied invasion of Normandy, France. The story unfolds as a masterful reminder that the most powerful person can be ironically, wholly powerless. It is a tragedy about a man coming to terms with his new role in a rapidly changing world, while he watches the youth step in and pat him on the head and basically say, it’s ok, old sport, we’ve got it now.

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Snowden

Snowden

Edward Snowden is a traitor to his government and a hero to his people. Directed by: Oliver Stone Written by: Kieran Fitzgerald, Oliver Stone Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Rhys Ifans Swift shot: Oliver Stone has directed several films that attack the military industrial complex, and he’s given his version of history on the cable […]

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Black Mass

“It’s an alliance.” Directed by: Scott Cooper Written by: Mark Mallouk, Jez Butterworth Cast: Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton Swift shot:  Johnny Depp and Director Scott Cooper deliver a true crime drama worthy of the instant classic label.  Depp commands respect as one of the most notorious gangsters in America.  He doesn’t pretend to […]

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