Movie Reviews

First Man Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Intimate, serious drama about reluctant space hero.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge: George and Martha Washington's Courageous Slave Who Dared to Run Away; Young Readers Edition Book Poster Image
age 9+
Riveting bio is a great resource for teaching about slavery.
By Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Kathleen Van Cleve
(2019)
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Who Will Write Our History Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Powerful Holocaust docu has disturbing images, stories.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Ghost Boys Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Heavy look at long history of whites killing black kids.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2018)
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Bigger Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Overly sanitized biopic tackles bigotry; mild violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Onimusha: Warlords Game Poster Image
age 15+
Classic samurai action with blood, gore, awkward camera.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Inventing Victoria Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen reinvents herself in engaging post-Reconstruction tale.
By Tonya Bolden
(2019)
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Ashes in the Snow Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
True-to-book WWII adaptation is violent, sad, emotional.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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El Potro: Unstoppable Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Biopic about Argentinian music icon has sex, drugs, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Dactyl Hill Squad Book Poster Image
age 9+
Civil War-era kids ride dinos in New York in curious mashup.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2018)
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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Inventive interactive movie has violence, drugs, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Stan & Ollie Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Gentle, affectionate portrait of aging legendary comics.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Vice Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Irreverent, mature biopic about VP Dick Cheney.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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On the Basis of Sex Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Well-acted if uneven biopic about RBG's early life, career.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Impossible Crime: Mac B., Kid Spy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Inspired silliness in laugh-out-loud spy mystery.
By Mac Barnett
(2018)
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Monstrous Devices Book Poster Image
age 9+
Toy robots come to life in fun, creepy European adventure.
By Damien Love
(2018)
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Out of Many, One Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Short docu follows folks striving to become U.S. citizens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Interesting tale of plucky WWI dog has some war violence.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Unbroken: Path to Redemption Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Faith-based sequel has violent moments, lots of drinking.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Colette Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Lots of sex in biopic about legendary French writer.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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