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Unforgettable

Unforgettable

Julia Banks (Dawson) has just resigned from her job at an internet company to move from San Francisco to a small town in California where her fiance David Connover (Stults) lives. David has a daughter, Lily (Rice) and an ex-wife, Tessa (Heigl). David and Tessa are trying to peacefully raise Lily together, so when Julia moves into David’s house, Tessa is not pleased.

I liked that this movie showed both women’s stories. It wasn’t one sided, and neither character was all good or all bad. It made for an interesting story. If nothing else, Unforgettable was a great lesson on what NOT to do when dealing with a crazy person.

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Raw

Raw

Swift shot: There’s something distinct about European films, a kind of realization that anything can happen, and it’s a freedom of expression that American audiences often don’t appreciate. From the opening scene to the film’s horrifying conclusion, you’re on alert that anything is possible in Raw. It’s a disturbing coming of age story about two sisters accepting their dominant role in the food chain.

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Truth or Dare

Truth or Dare

Savage Directed by: Jessica Cameron Written by: Jessica Cameron, Jonathon Scott Higgins Cast: Jessica Cameron, Ryan Kiser, Heather Dorff, Shelby Stehlin Swift shot: If this film doesn’t disturb you, seek out a psychiatrist! I can’t really recommend this film to anyone who isn’t a bonafide gore junkie. With a somewhat slow start, Truth or Dare […]

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Split

Split

“The damaged are the more evolved” Written and Directed by: M. Knight Shyamalan Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula, Betty Buckley The Josh chop: For a long time I’ve been quite a fan of M. Night Shyamalan’s films. I remember sitting in the movie theater trying to figure out the plot […]

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The Accountant

The Accountant

Sooner or later, people fear different Directed by: Gavin O’Connor Written by: Bill Dubuque Cast: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Cynthia Addai-Robinson Swift shot: They finally found the perfect role for Ben Affleck, a flat affect mathematical genius devoid of passion. The Accountant is a puzzle itself, with the pieces strewn around for you to figure […]

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