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4th November
2016
written by Adam

An arrogant and egotistical but clearly top of his game neurosurgeon, Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is injured and disfigured by misadventure, now a broken man Strange seeks personal healing, a journey of enlightenment that will bring him to the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), a sorcerer of amazing transcendental power and wisdom. Originally on a quest for himself Strange must learn to become selfless, acting on behalf of the greater good in order to truly be healed all the while saving the planet from the misguided and apocalyptic Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen). drstrange Directed by Scott Derrickson, no slouch when it comes to the supernatural, this mystical and existential delve into the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings fantastic vision to what might be one of Marvel’s more visually demanding and ambitious characters. Impressive CGI makes the Life of Pi and Inception look like child’s play by comparison; and, Cumberbatch’s natural senses and gravitas bring a wry wit to the part, enjoyable to watch. Swinton, no stranger to strange worlds, also channels her own inner power to make the laughable into believable. While not getting too far into the weeds of Eastern Mysticism and Magick, this first go round leaves plenty of room for further exploration and a welcome addition to the family. Worthy of your entertainment dollar, Doctor Strange is rated PG-13.

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4th November
2016
written by Adam

Told as a triptych, Moonlight follows the life of a black man growing up in Florida from his early youth when he is known as Little (Alex Hibbert) growing into teen, Chiron (Ashton Sanders) to grown gay man, Black (Trevante Rhodes). Detailing the struggles at each age, the meaning of Moonlight is explained in poetic detail. moonlight Directed and partially written by Barry Jenkins, this deliberately paced drama reveals a fully dimensional formation of a man’s character, from role model to school bullies, first loves to mothers. Jenkins explores in detail the uneasiness of youth by slowly pulling the bandaids of life off to reveal the strengths, weaknesses and beauty within the human soul, in doing so his actors respond brilliantly. Truly a remarkable and gritty piece that will leave you feeling a bit raw and ready for discussion just the same. Cinephiles, this one is deserving of your attention, Moonlight is rated R.

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