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Review: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (**)

By John H. Foote The anticipation surrounding this film has been huge, with audiences and fans of Queen wanting to see how Rami Malek manages in the role of rock star Freddie Mercury. Others will be wanting to see if Director Bryan Singer’s firing has had a negative impact on the film, though they were…

Revisiting BELOVED (1998)

By John H. Foote Beloved (1998) is not the sort of film that wins awards, however, it was clearly made TO win awards. It is called Oscar-baiting when high minded, self-important folks think they are making an important, lofty work they hope the Academy will recognize. Instead, the film, or performances within, are pretentious. Oscar-baiting…