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The Independent Critic

 "Black Panther" is One of the Year's Best Films 

As I sat watching Black Panther for the second time in an urban, mostly African-American theater in Indianapolis, I began to realize that Black Panther was not just yet another high quality film directed by Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station) but Black Panther is exactly the film that America needs right now. Black Panther is a healing film. Black Panther is an empowering film. Black Panther is a film that energizes and inspires and entertains and challenges and remembers. 

READ MY REVIEW OF "BLACK PANTHER"

 "Peter Rabbit" Deserves to be Cooked in a Rabbit Pie 

In the shadow of the vastly superior Brit production Paddington 2, which hasn't garnered near the attention it deserves here in the U.S. despite global receipts ensuring its success, it's almost painful to think that this lazy, unimaginative and just plain flimsy production might actually find the wider audience that Paddington 2 so completely deserves. 

READ MY REVIEW OF "PETER RABBIT"

 Feb. Shorts 
    The Official Rating Guideline
    • A+ to A: 4 Stars                
    • A- to B+: 3.5 Stars            
    • B: 3 Stars                         
    • B- to C+: 2.5 Stars           
    • C: 2 Stars
    • C- to D+: 1.5 Stars
    • D: 1 Star
    • D-: .5 Star
    • F: Zero Stars

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