Ed Johnson-Ott

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Ed reviews a fantasy film about a Beatles fan, and a Beatles covers songs performer, who finds himself awaking into a world similar to our own, where The Beatles never existed.  

Arts
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You have two choices with a movie like this: You can either cooperate with it by enjoying the slapstick that’s punctuated with pithy one-liners, or you can be Mr. Pissypants and pick it apart.

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The internet is packed with theories about what Us “means” and there are countless explanations of what the compulsory twist at the end signifies. My apologies, but any movie that requires endless speculation about what it “means” hasn’t done a very good job of speaking for itself.

Arts

It’s the overall strength of the ensemble cast, not individual performances, that carries this movie about the South American drug trade. The majority of the characters are portrayed by non-professionals who lend a true authenticity to the production.

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Is Fighting With My Family schmaltzy, cheesy, cliched, and over-the-top? Absolutely! Is professional wrestling hokey, contrived, cliched, and over-the-top? Absolutely! What’s your point?

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Stan and Ollie is a sweet story about one of Hollywood’s most famous comic duos. Well worth seeing, Ed wishes the film would have been just a little bit longer, and a little bit more ambitious.

Entertainment

Just before First Man becomes available on video on Jan. 22, Ed shares his thoughts on the “out of this world” film by Damien Chazelle, director of La La Land.

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Sweden’s Academy Award submission for Best Foreign Language Film is a dark and disturbing adults-only fairy tale.

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While it's not exactly a meaningful or particularly insightful film, Green Book is still an enjoyable story with strong performances

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In many ways, the film is a horror movie where the terror comes from the pain and suffering inflicted on innocents by people trying to do what they believe is right.

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