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Highly Suspect Reviews: Green Book

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Peter Farrelly makes a tight turn away from his usual fare with his brother to direct this true-ish story about a friendship that develops through an Italian-American bruiser named Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) and a refined, successful, African-American pianist named Doctor Shirley (Mahershala Ali) when Tony is hired to be Shirley’s driver on a concert tour of the deep south. In the 1960s. As you might expect, trouble ensues. Ok, sure it’s not the deep-drama agonizing anti-racism film that some folks are complaining that it decidedly isn’t, more like the “racism is bad, m’kay” comedy that you can take your grandparents to, but is that a bad thing? Chris, Marco, and Aaron investigate in their review.

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.