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Review: First Man (Garrett’s View)

First Man is director Damien Chazelle’s attempt to prove that his success is not limited to translating sheet music to the screen. Having earned Oscar nominations for his first two music-based films Whiplash and La La Land, he has now turned his artistic eye to the night sky. More specifically, the moon. First Man explores…

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Review: White Boy Rick (Garrett’s View)

White Boy Rick is billed as the true story of a 14-year-old boy from Detroit who is a hustler, informant, kingpin, and legend. The trailer leaves the impression that the film will be an off-kilter romp through the crack cocaine-fueled 80’s. In reality, though, White Boy Rick seems to directly inherit all of the attributes…

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Review: White Boy Rick (Carson’s View)

The most appealing thing about White Boy Rick is that it is based on a true story. That and McConaughey’s mullet and mustache, which he should keep for every movie he ever makes going forward. I am sure his performance in this movie is praise-worthy, but I don’t think my eyes ever left his mullet….

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