Film Reviews

A Monster Calls (2016)

Starring: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Liam Neeson Director: J A Bayona A story about grief and grieving for kids sounds like a hard sell, but this adaptation of a popular book by Patrick Ness focuses on deeper life truths to avoid the trite and mawkish. Conor (MacDougall) is a kid who has grown… Continue reading A Monster Calls (2016)

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Secret In Their Eyes (2015)

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor Director: Billy Ray In any given year there are many thrillers that come out and largely, they're not very thrilling. I heard good things about this one, but it also partly seemed to go under the radar with me, so I was glad to come across it and… Continue reading Secret In Their Eyes (2015)

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Manchester By The Sea (2016)

Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler Director: Kenneth Lonergan Kenneth Lonergan, the writer of Gangs Of New York and Analyze This, gets to showcase his directing chops too in this drama about a man drowning in loss, who is surprised to become the guardian of his nephew when his brother suffers from a heart… Continue reading Manchester By The Sea (2016)

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Jackie (2016)

Starring: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, Richard E Grant. Director: Pablo Larrain Jackie Kennedy (Portman) struggles to deal with the grief and trauma of her husband's assassination while fighting to have a funeral that will establish his legacy. Jackie O is a figure of elegance and class, and to me… Continue reading Jackie (2016)

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The Invitation (2015)

Starring: Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Tammy Blanchard Directed By: Karyn Kusama If you've ever been to one of those dinner parties where you felt the need to drink your way through someone's spiel about yoga or becoming vegan, then this is the film for you. Will and his new girlfriend are invited to a dinner… Continue reading The Invitation (2015)

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Film Review: The Babadook (2014)

Logline: "A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her." (from the press release) Genre: Horror Starring: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Barbara West Directed by: Jennifer Kent We had a… Continue reading Film Review: The Babadook (2014)