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The Best of Enemies (2019)
Clunky at times but ultimately affecting
A solid supporting cast and fantastic set and costume design help create a town that feels utterly authentic to the time and place. Predictability and issues with pacing and balance are swept aside by an incredible true story bolstered by strong performances from Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson. It's a little graceless and heavy handed in its delivery at certain points but the final product is a genuine, relevant and touching film.
Escape Room (2019)
Kicking off 2019 with forgettable fun
As far as January releases go, it could be a lot worse than this. If you can accept the kind of film this is and it's cliche characters spouting often clunky dialogue, it's pretty enjoyable; despite that it's about ten to fifteen minutes too long. In fact, once everyone assembles in the first escape room and the plot gets going and the danger kicks in, it can be quite tense. The first three rooms are fun but the novelty starts to wear off along with patience for the story and some of it's characters as the movie drags on. Overall though, there's enjoyment to be had here among all the familiar cheese and predictability.
Season four was promising until at the end of this episode they randomly (and anti-climactically) killed off the best character (played by one of the best actors) in the middle of an interesting arc full of character development (reminiscent of the main series when the choice was made to kill off Carl). I've really enjoyed the series much more than TWD lately and I had high hopes for its future but this is a dealbreaker for me. I'm out. (By the way until the final scene I rated this episode 7/10)