Caleb Jones

Caleb Jones (23C) is from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In his free time he enjoys sports, politics and reading. Contact Jones at [email protected]

‘Lovers Rock’ Is the Best Party 2020 Has to Offer

There is a movie subgenre known as the “hangout” movie, a type of movie during which not much occurs in the plot. Famous examples of this genre include the 1959 Western “Rio Bravo,” the 1993 coming-of-age flick “Dazed and Confused” and the 2019 industry love-letter “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” The draw of these [...]

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‘Black Box’ Fails to Light Up the Screen

“Black Box,” Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour’s directorial debut, one of the films comprising the new “Welcome to the Blumhouse” series on Amazon Prime, exhibits an intriguing premise but middling execution. The film starts a bit slow, then gradually builds momentum until the third act, when the narrative ultimately fizzles and goes cold. It does just enough to [...]

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Your 2020 Cinema Forecast From Sci-Fi to Sequels

Another year and more panic over the state of cinema. The past few years have seen the advent of Netflix and other streaming platforms as a source of good cinema, leaving traditional movie-lovers worried that the movie theater will soon be rendered obsolete. Others have also begun to worry about the oversaturation of superhero movies [...]

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‘Waves’ is a Shallow Exploration of Race and Forgiveness in America

Courtesy of A24 “Waves” should be a great film. It’s beautifully shot, well-acted and nicely scored. However, it doesn’t succeed in its lofty ambition, leaving compelling drama behind as it chases the style of its predecessors and sophomoric messaging without any complexity in its argument. The film follows Tyler Williams (Kelvin Harrison Jr.), a star [...]

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‘Marriage Story’ Is an Insightful and Intimate Look at Divorce

Wilson Webb/Netflix Criminal lawyers see bad people at their best, and divorce lawyers see good people at their worst. This is a sentiment echoed by Jay (Ray Liotta), one of the main divorce lawyers in Noah Baumbach’s masterful new film “Marriage Story.” Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson give stunning performances as Charlie and Nicole Barber, [...]

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