In 2016, acclaimed director Ava Duvernay released her much anticipated follow-up to Selma, a documentary called 13th which was aimed at discussing the issue of mass incarceration of African American men in U.S. prisons. The film was hailed by critics and garnered awards throughout the season, earning a Best Documentary Feature nomination for the Academy Award. But does the film truly represent the issues it is trying to tackle? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Chris find out.

 

"District Four" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Ran

In 1986, 76-year-old Akira Kurosawa shot his most epic yet intimate film in his decades long career, a Japanese adaptation of William Shakespeare's King Lear titled Ran. The film would become one of Kurosawa's most well-known works and would garner him his last Academy Award nomination for Best Director and would win for Best Costume Design. But does the film deserve the honors it recieved or should it suffer great tragedy? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Chris find out.

 

"District Four" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Arthouse Legends celebrates the holiday of romance by following around a couple of neurotic New Yorkers obsessing over their love lives and having quirky conversations directed by the guy who gave us Spinal Tap and would launch 90s romantic comedy craze. Starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, When Harry Met Sally would set the standard for the next two decades on romance tropes. But does the film deserve the acclaim or is it just faking it in public? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Chris find out.

 

"District Four" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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In 1952, just after Gene Kelly's An American in Paris was regaled with Oscar glory, producer Arthur Freed created the first "jukebox" musical that tore through the MGM songbook for unused songs and constructed a story around them set in in the late 1920s Hollywood during the transition from silent films to "talkies". Singin' in the Rain would become one of the most enduring musicals of all time and would become the launchpad for a young actress named Debbie Reynolds. But does the film deserve to prance in the puddles or is it a total wash? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Chris put on their dancing shoes to find out.

 

"District Four" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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