Just Mercy

I now know that hopelessness is the enemy of justice. Hope allows us to push forward even when the truth is distorted by the people in power. It allows us to stand up when they tell us to sit down. And to speak when they say, “Be quiet.” Through this work I’ve learned that each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done. That the opposite of poverty isn’t wealth. The opposite of poverty is justice. That the character of our nation isn’t reflected in how we treat the rich and the privileged, but how we treat the poor, the disfavored and condemned.

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Uncut Gems

“This is me! This is how I win” -Uncut Gems Release Date: February 7th, 2020. Dir: Josh and Benny Safdie Google Summary: A charismatic jeweller makes a high-stakes bet that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. In a precarious high-wire act, he must balance business, family and adversaries on all sides in pursuit…

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To All the Boys: P.S I Still Love You

“There’s a Korean word my grandma taught me. It’s called jung. It’s the connection between two people that can’t be severed, even when love turns to hate. You still have those old feelings for them; you can’t ever completely shake them loose of you; you will always have tenderness in your heart for them.” -To…

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Atonement

Original Rating: 8.78/10 Short Explanation: The movie Atonement was a beautifully shot, well-acted film that deserves every award that it won, however, in conjunction with its author, the movie dragged in places where the action promised to be at its highest. Long Explanation:               Who doesn’t love a movie starring Kiera Knightley? From Bend It…

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