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Clifton Collins seen at the premiere of 'SHOT the Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock' at Pacific Theatres at The Grove - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 5th April 2017

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Esai Morales, Clifton Collins , Jr. - "The Beauty Book For Brain Cancer" Edition Two Launch Party Sponsored By Voices Against Brain Cancer_Inside at Le Jardin - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 3rd December 2015

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Clifton Collins - Ubisoft's 'Rainbow Six Siege' launch party at Exchange LA - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 23rd November 2015

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Clifton Collins , Jr. - 2015 Operation Smile Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel - Arrivals at Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 3rd October 2015

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Clifton Collins , Jr. - The Weinstein Company Presents The Los Angeles Premiere Of "No Escape" at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 18th August 2015

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Light It Up Review


Weak

There is not a single original thought in "Light It Up," a ghetto-transplanted, hostage-situation "Breakfast Club" in which a mathematically diverse group of teenagers are trapped in their high school, keeping a lone authority figure under siege in the name of getting a little respect.

Written and directed by "Black Rain"-scripter Craig Bolotin, it pilfers its urban angst high school air from "Lean On Me," "187" and other good kids-bad school movies. Its paint-by-numbers plot points are lifted from hostage flicks like "Dog Day Afternoon" and "The Negotiator."

The plot: After a scuffle that ends with the on-campus cop (Forest Whitaker) getting shot in the leg, six students take over the school, holding the cop hostage and demanding improvements to their learning environment like books for every student and window repairs.

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Traffic Review


Weak

"Traffic" is a socially and politically grandstanding soap opera about the narcotics trade and the futility of the "war on drugs." It's a film about how that war is propagated by bureaucratic demagogues in the United States government, not because they think they can stem the flow of illegal substances but because they think saying they want to is a way to win elections.

OK. Point taken.

"Traffic" is also gritty and realistic feat of cinematic logistics, following no less than 15 major characters (and more than 50 speaking parts) through several complex, well-acted storylines about all sides of the drug trade -- from kingpins to cops to policy wonks to addicts. So my hat is off to the picture's ever-brilliant director, Steven Soderbergh ("Erin Brockovich"), who certainly does a fine juggling act, involving the audience in every story on a personal level.

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Light It Up Movie Review

Light It Up Movie Review

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Traffic Movie Review

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