TOM CLANCY’S WITHOUT REMORSE – Review by Susan Granger

In his 1993 best-seller Without Remorse, novelist Tom Clancy introduced Navy SEAL John Kelly, a character in the Jack Ryan series who has been previously been played on-screen by Liev Schreiber and Willem Dafoe . Now it’s Michael B. Jordan’s turn. As this espionage thriller begins, Kelly’s head emerges from underwater in full scuba gear. He’s on a mission to extract an ‘asset’ out of Aleppo in Syria, where he and his men must unexpectedly battle Russian soldiers instead of the mercenaries that his CIA boss said would be guarding the hostage.

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QUEEN & SLIM -Review by Martha K Baker

Although Melina Matsoukas has previously directed mostly musical videos, she directed Queen & Slim with deep understanding of the words and the characters and the society she was dealing with. Queen & Slim is going to be lost in the melee that is December film openings, but it deserves so much more. It deserves to be found.

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QUEEN & SLIM – Review by Leslie Combemale

Whoever you are, as an audience member Queen & Slim flows through you from the screen like music you’ve rarely heard played out loud. Visceral. Transcendent. Haunting…The film is all these things and more. To call this a ‘black Bonnie and Clyde’ is reductive and doesn’t do justice to the depth of the film.

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QUEEN & SLIM – Review by Sherin Nicole

Queen & Slim is a flower with thorns—petals that open to reveal more and more depth and healing leaves with poison roots. If that sounds a little like poetry then we’re off to the right start. On a first glance Q&S seems to follow Bonnie and Clyde (1967), but it has much more to do with later films. Stories that took the B&C paradigm and flipped it.

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