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Film Review: “The Hate U Give” Mostly Conquers, with Love

The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr., 2018) 3 out of 4 stars. Based on the eponymous 2017 young-adult novel by Angie Thomas, itself inspired by the late rapper Tupac Shakur’s THUG LIFE tattoo (Shakur said the letters stood for “The … Continue reading

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In “John Wick: Chapter 2,” Our Hitman Loses His Way in Excessive Carnage

John Wick: Chapter 2 (Chad Stahelski, 2017) 2 out of 4 stars The first John Wick film, released in 2014, offered up many delights, not the least of which was the sight of then 50-year-old Keanu Reeves (The Neon Demon) running, kicking, … Continue reading

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