The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.
John David Washington,
African-American teen sweethearts Fonny and Tish are ripped apart when Fonny is wrongly arrested for the rape of a Puerto Rican woman because of the machinations of a racist cop. While seeking justice for Fonny, a pregnant Tish relies on her Harlem community, including her sister, mother Sharon and future mother-in-law.
The name Deux Soeurs is displayed at the perfume counter where Tish works. Deux Soeurs is not a known parfumerie, but Deux Soeurs, LLC is credited as the film's copyright holder. The story also features two pairs of sisters. See more »
When Tish is waiting on a subway platform where the 1960s-style enamel column plates say that the station is 135th St (probably on the 8th Ave line rather than on the Lenox Ave line). However, the mosaic on the wall above the tracks features a capital 'B' -- suggesting that filming may have taken place in the now-closed-off part of the Bowery station on the Nassau St line. See more »
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If Beale Street Could Talk... it can't, because it fell asleep.
Another way too overrated snail paced Barry Jenkins film.
Every now and then a film comes along that gets a ridiculous amount of award nominations, primarily only due to its message - and that's it, just like Barry Jenkins' Moonlight. This is another one of those films, again, by Barry Jenkins.
Sure it was perfectly cast and acted, but it was too slow and didn't really have anything exciting to offer except for a story that's been told before - only a little fancier and a lot longer and slower. This seems to be Barry Jenkins pattern, and although some people don't mind long lengths of boredom, I can't stand it. Especially when the ending is anti-climatic and underwhelming.
The cinematography was great, but the 119 min length felt like 3+ hours, especially when almost every scene was 2-10x longer than it should have been. This film should have been cut/edited down to a 1 hour TV movie.
Not a bad story, but not great either. It's way too overrated. Note to self: no more slow burn overrated Barry Jenkins films. It's only a 4/10 from me.
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