Courtney Young’s Top 10 Movies of 2017

The 2018 Academy Awards are upon us, and the nine nominated movies for best picture are immersed in controversy. 2017 was the year spotlighting hot topic issues; the year of #metoo, and the scandals that rocked Hollywood to it’s core. While previous years have been suffocated by #OscarsSoWhite, I thought this year’s content was more […]

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For Your Consideration: I, Tonya, Best Picture

America…they want someone to love, but they want someone to hate.” All she wanted to do was be the best figure skater in America. But instead became one of the biggest punchlines of the 90s. It doesn’t matter that she was the first woman ever to perform a triple axel during an international event, because […]

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Welcome to The Bling Ring Generation

Originally published over at On The Screen Reviews Before Hollywood discovered the benefit of locking their doors when leaving town, a group of gutsy, celebrity-obsessed high schoolers ransacked the homes of Paris Hilton, Rachel Bilson, Orlando Bloom, and Lindsey Lohan…to name a few. And they posted their  designer booty on Facebook feeling the temporary fulfillment […]

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Lost in Translation: Visual Appreciation

  “I just don’t know what I’m supposed to be.”  In her sophomore smash hit, Sofia Coppola introduces us to a familiar world within the realms of loneliness and isolation. Lost in Translation revolves around Bob Harris (Bill Murray) who’s experiencing a mid-life crisis in Tokyo while filming a commercial advertising a whiskey for $2 million when he […]

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Christmas Movie Advent Calendar – Day Four

Scrooged is undoubtedly my favorite Christmas movie of all time – it’s a tale as old as time without the gimmicks or seriousness. It’s got one hell of a cast with the most memorable Scrooge himself, Bill Murray. The film was actually a resurgence for Murray who had taken an imposed four-year exile from Hollywood and what […]

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Review: Moonlight is Magnificent

  “At some point you’ve got to decide for yourself who you gonna be. And let nobody make that decision.”   Moonlight brings the internal struggle of being a gay black man in America out of the shadows by shining a light on the concept of masculinity within the context of personal identity.     […]

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On The Screen Reviews: The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation is a great made for TV movie. There. I said it. Nation is being billed as an important movie — a story that demands to be heard. I hear it, but my most anticipated movie of the year has left me completely empty. Since it’s double win in January at […]

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