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BLACKkKLANSMAN

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Janet's TAKE: #BlacKkKlansman is a thought-provoking, hard-hitting commentary on race relations for both the past and present. Grade/A-

One of Spike Lee's more

THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME

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Janet's TAKE: #SpyWhoDumpedMe is a spy comedy that misses the target by relying too heavily on Kate McKinnon's zaniness. Grade/C

Mila Kunis makes an energetic action heroine, but McKinnon drags

SICARIO: Day of the Soldado

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Janet's TAKE: #SICARIO:DayOfTheSoldado could have been a good story, but ends up being thin on plot and character development. Grade/D

Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin carry the action, yet the film never rises above predictable. While the ending clearly leaves it open for another sequel, there is no real payoff.

Directed by Stefano Sollima

Starring Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Catherine Keener

Synopsis:
In SICARIO: Day of the Soldado, the series begins a new chapter.  In the drug war, there are no rules – and as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border, federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) calls on the mysterious Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin, to escalate the war in nefarious ways. Alejandro kidnaps the kingpin’s daughter to inflame the conflict – but when the girl is seen as collateral damage, her fate will come between the two men as they questio…

TAG

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Janet's TAKE: #TagMovie is a funny and often hilarious true story of adults behaving like children. Grade/B

The audience is "it" as this well-cast ensemble comedy only gets

HOTEL ARTEMIS

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Janet's TAKE: #HotelArtemis is quirky, bloody and bloody good fun. A great performance by Ms. Foster. Grade/B

Fairly entertaining action piece with

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

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Janet's TAKE: The interesting WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? #MrRogersMovie digs deep into the life of this iconic figure. Grade/B+

The movie goes

AMERICAN ANIMALS

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Janet's TAKE: #AmericanAnimals is very slow until the robbery, but then the pace picked up and so did my interest. Grade/B-

Solid performances and the clever insertion of