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Tropic Sprockets: Dark Waters

“Dark Waters” is a genuine, disturbing horror story but we are all better for the true tangible heroics of Bilott who was proactive with grace and resolve, pointing the way to corporate consciousness.

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Tropic Sprockets: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

As Mister Rogers, Tom Hanks is spot on and stellar. Rogers’ voice: calm, steady and measured yet with a rising inflection that is sincerely interested. It is all there.

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Front Row at the Movies: It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is almost as beloved as the character he plays. And he slips into the role as easily as Mr. Rogers slipped into his red cardigan sweater. When he invites, “Won’t you be my neighbor?” you’ll be nodding your head.

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Front Row at the Movies: It’s a Wonderful Life

Rotten Tomatoes calls it, “The holiday classic to define all holiday classics, ‘It's a Wonderful Life’ is one of a handful of films worth an annual viewing.” The aggregator awards it a 94% approval rating. And you don’t have to wait for this year’s television re-run. “It's a Wonderful Life” is being shown at 6:30 p.m. on December 9 as part of Tropic Cinema’s Monday Night Classics series.

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Front Row at the Movies: Jojo Rabbit

Death, Nazis, hangings, war atrocities – how can that be funny, you ask? This is a black comedy … and somehow it works.

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Tropic Sprockets: Knives Out

“Knives Out” is an entertaining concept film that is also an engaging story. If you ever pined for Agatha Christie to be re-incarnated, this film is your answer. Better yet, it is visually smart and playful throughout.

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Tropic Sprockets: Jojo Rabbit

Waititi is a talented director and a sincerely funny comedian but his super silly SS officers, combined with an all too easy ending (that says war is hell but we can still dance), feels oddly rote and uninspired.

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Front Row at the Movies: Knives Out

Just when you think you have the plot figured out, it adds twists upon twists. “Knives Out” is a delicious entertainment for armchair detectives.

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Front Row at the Movies: The Irishman

This is undoubtedly Martin Scorsese’s best crime movie since “Goodfellas.” And it has De Niro, Pacino, and Pesci together. What more could you want?

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Tropic Sprockets: The Report

Though “The Torture Report” is yet another tale of American sadness, it deserves to be seen. The existence of Daniel Jones along with countless others represents the empathetic adhesive of our country that (albeit now running thin with our current crisis) still holds.

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