Just Mercy

‘Just Mercy’ is a 2020 film following the true story of Bryan Stevenson (Michael B Jordan), a young black lawyer from Harvard who just passed the Bar. Stevenson moves to a small rural town to open up a practice to take on clients who haven’t had or can not afford legal representation. He takes on the case of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx) a black man who has been wrongfully convicted and condemned to death row. ‘Just Mercy’ features a great cast with Michael B Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson (‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.’) Rafe Spall (‘Life of Pi.’ ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’), and O’Shea Jackson Jr. (‘Straight Outta Compton’).

There are only a handful of powerful movies each year, and even fewer ones remembered. ‘Just Mercy’ is one of these movies. ‘Just Mercy’ is not only the best movie of the year, but one of the best movies I’ve seen. It is gut wrenching for start to stop as Stevenson proves over and over without a fraction of a doubt McMillian is innocent, but it doesn’t matter. McMillian is a black man in a rural town and they’re convinced they have their killer, and are prepared to bury him over it. I could go into more detail , but I don’t want to spoil anything. I’m giving ‘Just Mercy’ my highest rating yet, as it is much deserved. A 10/10

Get Santa

‘Get Santa’ is a British Christmas comedy from 2014 starring Jim Broadbent, Rafe Spall, Kit Connor, and Wawrick Davis. I stumbled across this one while scrolling through Netflix. Only reason why I chose it was because of Wawrick Davis, he’s a legend in his own right. He’s the Leprechaun in the horror movie series, and has also stared in the Harry Potters and Star Wars franchises. I’ll watch his work anytime I get the chance.

Almost all Christmas movies are the same when boiled down, ‘Elf’, ‘The Santa Clause’, ‘The Christmas Chronicles’, and ‘Get Santa’. Santa gets in a bind, his slay crashes, grown ups don’t believe, Santa winds up in jail, and a kid who believes must save Christmas before it’s too late. All are essentially the same plot, just a different take on it. ‘Get Santa’ holds its own with all them. Acting is good, the movie flows well, the characters are lovable, it’s a Christmas classic in my book. I’ve decided to also start rating the movies on a scale 1-10 to give the readers a better idea how it stacks up. With all being said, ‘Get Santa’ is a 7/10. If you haven’t seen it, it is definitely worth watching this holiday season.