Sunday
Dec182016

Manchester by the Sea- New Release

Lonergan’s brilliantly unfolding script and Affleck’s sadness helps to traverse an incredibly deep and profound story.

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Sunday
Dec182016

Moonlight- New Release

Tender and somber among many things, Barry Jenkins “Moonlight” is hard to quantify but easy to qualify as one of 2016’s best films.

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Sunday
Dec182016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them- New Release

I found it rather charming.  While the spell isn’t cast as deep with this rendition, Beasts has me under enough to keep looking where to find them.

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Thursday
Dec152016

Bad Santa 2- New Release

...it has often been on my wish list for a “Bad Santa” sequel.  Problem was, I forgot to also ask that it would be worth it.

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Thursday
Dec152016

Arrival- New Release

...how cathartic it is for a story to come along that shows immense benefits reaped from such a noble endeavor that is communication.

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Thursday
Dec152016

Hacksaw Ridge- New Release

The story of Desmond Doss at Hacksaw Ridge is a powerful one, the story told by Gibson is a somewhat powerful story.

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Wednesday
Dec142016

Doctor Strange- New Release

“Doctor Strange” is as weird as the formula would allow, and that is high praise.

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Wednesday
Dec142016

Trespass Against Us- New Release

Director Adam Smith’s missed clarity has a way of working for him.  Having Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson as your leads goes a long ways to alleviate those certain faults.

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Thursday
Nov172016

The Accountant- New Rlease

“The Accountant” definitely is no John Wick but if there’s a franchise a brewing, then count me in.

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Thursday
Nov172016

Birth of a Nation- New Release



While this topic is noble and very important, Parker’s “Birth of a Nation” simply just isn’t that well made of a film.

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Thursday
Nov172016

Queen of Katwe- New Release

it’s the tremendous work of David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o  that take you past the cliches and transcend them.  

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Friday
Oct072016

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week- The Touring Years- New Release

..this could have been a vote for Donald Trump 2016 advertisement and just mostly played Beatles rocking out in concert, and I would have still thought it was a good film.

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Friday
Oct072016

The Magnificent Seven- New Release

A crap cinema boulder picking up mass and speed as it rolled down the hill, this is one of those movies that tried to break me.

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Friday
Oct072016

Bridget Jones's Baby- New Release 

Good romantic comedies are hard to come by, especially with 40-plus leads so enjoy ‘em when you get them.

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Friday
Oct072016

Sully- New Release

..the film’s drama doesn’t come from the landing of the airplane but in the investigation that comes afterwards.

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Friday
Oct072016

Hello, My Name is Doris- New Release

..Sally Field with her best work in years.

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Tuesday
Aug302016

Don't Breathe- New Release

...dishes some pretty terrifying surprises along the way and one gross-out scene involving a turkey baster that you soon won’t forget.

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Tuesday
Aug302016

Sausage Party- New Release

The film isn’t as deep as it always wants to be, but it is as deviant as they hoped for.

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Tuesday
Aug302016

Hell or High Water- New Release

“Hell or High Water” will easily be on my top 10 films of 2016.

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Tuesday
Aug302016

Suicide Squad- new release

...you know what, this is a fine picture if you can forget the the void of character development, the bipolar tonality that halts any sustained vibe, the gross cliche of faceless bad guy drones to slice and dice through, the action choreography that helps me rest better than my sleeping pills, and just a feeling that so much was left on the cutting room floor that would have made it more comprehensive but still wouldn’t have made it any easier to watch.

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