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The Public (R) ★★★½

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In Emilio Estevez’s film, “The Public,” he serves as writer, director, main star and a producer of the film. With the emergency shelters at full capacity during dangerously low frigid temperatures in Cincinnati, Ohio a large group of homeless library patrons led by Jackson, (Michael Kenneth Williams), decide to stay…

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“Apollo 11” ★★★★

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Unlike most documentaries where talking head interviews and newspaper clippings are the main source—director/editor Todd Douglas Miller choose 1969 (50-year-old footage) in the retelling of the historic event, along with original audio. Miller uses only 70mm film footage that imprints details and light on a grandeur scale, it’s as if…

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