I, Tonya (2017)

Let’s start this review off with a bang: “I, Tonya” was a really fun movie and you should totally see it!

I am a big fan of true crime stories, biopics, and many other adaptations based on real life. As the saying goes, truth is stranger than fiction. One of the problems with this genre, however, is it often embellishes and dramatizes the actual events. In addition, the stories are usually limited from the perspective of one or few characters.

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Mudbound (Review) (2017)

Follow your intuition, you know how this story unfolds. It’s set in Mississippi during the second world war: two families, one black and one white, surrender a son to war and await their safe return. Upon arrival, everything and nothing has changed between the men, their families, and hometown.

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3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

I made the mistake of reading a scathing review of 3 Billboards before penning my own response and it embarrassed me a little because all the good points I had noted were the same points the professional reviewer shot down. It also made me question whether my categories of “the good, the bad, the verdict” were appropriately titled.

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Lady Bird (2017)

The Theatre/Experience:

I arrived early and walked in on the last 5 minutes of the previous showing of the same movie (much to my horror)! I ran out, but the scene was already burned in my head. Interestingly enough, I used this to guess how the story began. As I sat outside waiting for the credits to run, a woman exited and stopped every other patron to say “did you love it?? I loved it!” She then went on to rave about particular parts – it was a spoiler waiting to happen. She eventually left and I was able to find my seat during the previews.

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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)

The Theatre/Experience:

I was smarter this time and purchased my ticket in advance; it was nice to enjoy the film from a recliner. But it was after work and I was tired. I didn’t get a chance to write this review until the next day (10/19/17). I also didn’t see the trailer for this film or even heard about the movie until I was at the theatre. I picked it because of the poster art and the time it was playing (7:25). Here’s what stayed with me overnight:

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