THE BANKER – Review by Diane Carson

The Banker powerfully presents 1950s racism. In this truth-based narrative, blatant racism is, refreshingly, never sugar coated, always directly addressed, and leads to a question put to to the US Senate. “Why is it so important to you to exclude an entire race of people from the American dream?”

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SHAFT – Review by Lynnette Nicholas

John Shaft’s no-nonsense, street-style of fighting crime, coupled with JJ’s (aka John Shaft, Jr) millennial political-correctness, cyber smarts and sensitive consideration for the humanity in others makes for an interesting and dynamic storyline that is sure to create nostalgia for the original Shaft films, while instilling a newfound respect for the Shaft franchise in current millennial audiences.

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GLASS – Review by Brandy McDonnell

With the help of arbitrary deadlines, handy coincidences and characters explaining comic book tropes, Shyamalan attempts a series of elaborate plot twists – of course – that he doesn’t quite pull off cleanly but that are still pretty nifty and unveil some interesting surprises. Herculean performances by McAvoy, Willis and Jackson keep “Glass” watchable even when the narrative gets murky.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, September 26 – September 30: MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN

The origins of Ransom Riggs’s book Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children began with a collection of deeply strange photos. Opening Sept. 30, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Read On…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, April 27-May 3: AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Opening May 1, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Avengers: Age of Ultron, the latest instalment in the superhero franchise from writer/director Joss Whedon. This time round, the Avengers must team up to defeat the villainous Utron (voiced by James Spader). Read on…

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