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THE BURIAL: 2023 (Available for streaming on Prime Video) Inspired by true events, this film is an entertaining, thoughtful and at times humorous legal drama. It is a feel-good movie where the underdog wins. The cast is superb led by Jamie Foxx delivering a flat-out wonderful performance. Fox is an American actor, comedian, and singer who has won many awards for playing larger-than-life characters. He has played gunfighters, villains, cab drivers, NFL quarterbacks, homeless violinists, vice cops, death-row inmates, President of the United States and, of course, Ray Charles — all of which attest to his range and versatility. In The Burial Fox plays a charismatic, smooth-talking attorney, Willie E. Gary. He ends up representing funeral home owner Jeremiah O’Keefe, played by Academy Award winning Tommy Lee Jones. What starts as a contract dispute between a white small business owner and a white billionaire turn into much more, exposing corporate corruption and racial injustice. Critics liked the film evidenced by a 90% score from 90 reviews. I think fans of legal dramas will be especially pleased with this inspirational and triumphant true story. Barbara and I both liked the film. GRADE B+

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