The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
Helena Bonham Carter
WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.
Three time periods - young adolescence, mid-teen and young adult - in the life of black-American Chiron is presented. When a child, Chiron lives with his single, crack addict mother Paula in a crime ridden neighborhood in Miami. Chiron is a shy, withdrawn child largely due to his small size and being neglected by his mother, who is more concerned about getting her fixes and satisfying her carnal needs than taking care of him. Because of these issues, Chiron is bullied, the slurs hurled at him which he doesn't understand beyond knowing that they are meant to be hurtful. Besides his same aged Cuban-American friend Kevin, Chiron is given what little guidance he has in life from a neighborhood drug dealer named Juan, who can see that he is neglected, and Juan's caring girlfriend Teresa, whose home acts as a sanctuary away from the bullies and away from Paula's abuse. With this childhood as a foundation, Chiron may have a predetermined path in life, one that will only be magnified in terms... Written by
Now, before I get into this, I just have to quickly explain the "Piece of Sh*t" title. The late Bill Hicks once said that Basic Instinct was a piece of sh*t. A movie loved by the world over, but in Bill's eyes, or as I like to see him as the common man's eyes, it was a piece of sh*t, because he could see it for what it actually is, and not for what it stands for.
Moonlight. From what I gather, the movie is supposed to be some made up biographical film of one man's life. Nothing major happens, as most people's lives do. Its not powerful, it doesn't make you feel anything. I get it. Its just a movie about nothing... The problem I have, is that it won an Oscar... or several. I understand that the Oscars are just kowtowing to whoever they think they need to apologize to, which is fine, because the Oscars are a joke of an organization, who don't have actual artists in mind when they award people. The big problem is that critics actually agree with them. Critics are raving this piece of sh*t, like its the best thing going. I actually think the problem is that they never watched it. They heard it was about a gay black guy and automatically said to themselves "I need to give this a good review, or else I might be in the firing line". But I, and Bill Hicks have some advice for anyone who enjoyed Moonlight. Watch it again. Forget what you think you know about the movie, and watch it again for what it is. "Oh my god, its a piece of sh*t" - Bill Hicks.
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