Roman J Israel, Esq.

Denzel Washington stars as Roman J. Israel, Esq. in the self titled film.  Washington wears frumpy outdated suits and rocks an afro as he portrays a legal activist that denies himself to serve others.  The wardrobe is a constant reminder that Roman spends none of his income on trendy clothes.  Israel’s apartment is just as meager,Continue reading “Roman J Israel, Esq.”

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Eddie the Eagle, Clumsy but Effective

Young Eddie Edwards dreams of participating in the Olympics but must overcome dodgy knees, a host of detractors, and fear to reach his goal.  Eddie the Eagle shares his inspiring story. The Clumsy Taron Egerton Channels Adam Sandler? The film starts with two younger versions of Eddie before we meet Taron Egerton who carries theContinue reading “Eddie the Eagle, Clumsy but Effective”

Baby Driver

Baby Driver is a music driven heist flick, enlisting the talents of Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Foxx.  A surreal soundtrack provides the backdrop for Baby (Ansel Elgort) the reluctant getaway driver, who hopes to escape criminal capers in favor of clean living.  It’s easy to cheer for Baby, Elgort carriesContinue reading “Baby Driver”

Fury

Fury is an effective war movie depicting the atrocities of war and the depth of comradery.  Brad Pitt portrays ‘Wardaddy’ the gritty tank leader battling Nazis in WWII.  His band of men return to camp one man down and receive a fledgling army typist played by Logan Lerman.  A poignant interaction comes when Pitt and LermanContinue reading “Fury”