Review: Moxie

Directed by Amy Poehler and written by Tamara Chestna and Dylan Meyer, based on the book of the same name by Jennifer Mathieu. Fed up with the sexist and toxic status quo at her high school, a shy 16-year-old finds inspiration from her mother’s rebellious past and anonymously publishes a zine that sparks a school-wide, coming-of-rage revolution. Starring: Hadley Robinson, Lauren Tsai, Alycia Pascual-Pena, Nico Hiraga, Sabrina Haskett, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sydney Park, Anjelika Washington, Josie Totah, Josephine Langford, Ike Barinholtz, Clark Gregg and Marcia Gay Harden.

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Review: An Acceptable Loss

Written and directed by Joe Chappelle, while working with a ruthless, steely-willed political veteran (Jamie Lee Curtis), top national security adviser Libby (Tika Sumpter) signed off on a controversial military action that was supposed to end the war on terror. An action that was taken under false pretences and resulted in the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians; four years later, Libby risks her life to expose their lie. Also starring: Ben Tavassoli, Jeff Hephner, Deanna Dunagan, Alex Weisman and Clarke Peters.

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Review: The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Directed by Lee Daniels and written by Suzan-Lori Parks, following Billie Holiday (Andra Day) during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher (Trevante Rhodes), with whom she had a tumultuous affair. Also starring: Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Miss Lawrence, Tyler James Williams, Garrett Hedlund, Rob Morgan, Evan Ross, Erik LaRay Harvey, Natasha Lyonne and Leslie Jordan.

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Review: Minari

Written and directed by Lee Isaac Chung, a Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of its own American dream. Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they discover the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. Starring: Alan S. Kim, Yeri Han, Noel Cho, Steven Yeun, Youn Yuh-jung, Darryl Cox and Esther Moon.

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