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In 2018, when the media, politics and Hollywood morals are in the toilet, “The Post” may be the most irrelevant and overrated Oscar contender ever…

In 2018, when the media, politics and Hollywood morals are in the toilet, “The Post” may be the most irrelevant and overrated Oscar contender ever…

Posted on January 15th, 2018

by Coop Cooper

In the early 1970’s, with the Vietnam War still in progress, the official world from the U.S. Government was that the situation was improving. Military analyst Daniel Ellsberg, working for the Rand Corporation, knew the government was lying about the Vietnam situation and unilaterally decided to copy top secret documents proving the contrary. The documents make their way to the New York Times which reports the leak but stops short of publishing the documents due to threats of legal action by the Justice Department. The Washington Post headed by executive editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), which struggled to even get pictures and a story on Nixon’s daughter’s wedding, wants the papers, but is given no help by publisher Katherine Graham (Meryl Streep) who questions Bradlee’s impartiality due to his cozy relationship with the Kennedy family. When an anonymous source delivers the top secret documents to The Washington Post, Bradlee immediately wants to publish them, but he, his staff and Graham all know this could potentially put the paper, their careers and possibly their freedom at stake…

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DARKEST HOUR is a triumph while THE SHAPE OF WATER is an overrated, preachy mess with good performances…

DARKEST HOUR is a triumph while THE SHAPE OF WATER is an overrated, preachy mess with good performances…

Posted on January 9th, 2018

by Coop Cooper

“The Shape of Water” – In early 1960’s Baltimore, a mute cleaning lady named Elisa (Sally Hawkins) works at a top secret government facility that soon acquires a new asset, a half-man/half-fish (Doug Jones) captured from the Amazon River. While the government scientists, lead by the cruel and sadistic G-Man Richard Strickland (Michael Shannon), experiments on the the fish man, Elisa forms an immediate romantic bond with it and learns she can communicate with it. When she discovers Strickland’s plan to kill and dissect the creature, she recruits her gay artist neighbor (Richard Jenkins), her co-worker (Octavia Spencer) and a Russian spy to help free him…

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BLACK MIRROR season 4 is the best season yet…

BLACK MIRROR season 4 is the best season yet…

Posted on January 1st, 2018

by Coop Cooper

The Netflix sci-fi anthology series “Black Mirror”, which focuses on how future technology could damage humankind, has arguably become the most culturally important show of its type since the original “Twilight Zone” series. Now in its fourth season, “Black Mirror” is continuously evolving to create stories that are relevant to the direction our current technological advancements are heading in, but it also is becoming more consistently great throughout each episode…

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