Rubik’s Cubes and Ableism

A review of The Speed Cubers By: Nicole Klein The Speed Cubers is an unusual documentary. It (at least somewhat) sheds light on the eccentric sport of speed cubing, the sport of solving Rubik’s Cubes at lightning fast speeds. The promise of spectating this unusual activity is in and of itself enough of a draw…

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Everything’s Gotta Die

A review of The Old Guard By: Nicole Klein Though COVID-19 has seemingly shuttered the multiplexes, the time-honored institution of the summer blockbuster has yet to be slain.  In typical fashion (or at least typical for the past decade and change), one of this year’s blockbusters supplies a decent helping of comic book action. Adapted…

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Old Wounds, New Perspectives

A Review of Da Five Bloods By: Nicole Klein The Vietnam War is often remembered as unnecessary and brutal for all involved. Civilians were caught in the crossfire and soldiers who survived came home to scorn and ridicule. The Vietnam War was also known for the infamous mass-conscription of young men in the United States.…

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Lessons Learned

A Review of This Teacher By: Nicole Klein Writer and director Mark Jackson’s third and most recent project confronts raw and ugly truths about some of the most insidious issues that still plague the United States to this day. Actress Hafsia Herzi plays a character of the same name, a young French Muslim woman vacationing…

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Sophisticated Palette

A review of Abe By: Nicole Klein From the director and writer Fernando Grostein Andrade comes a delightful and emotional romp that’s more flavorful than it seems. Abe offers up equal helpings of heartwarming comedy, and tear-jerking emotion, but is seasoned by its unique visual language and high quality acting. Abe follows the tale of the…

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