THE BYE BYE MAN Provides More Laughs Than Scares

January 12, 2017 0

Taglines are an important part of advertising for a feature film, setting the tone and giving out small details about the production to potential viewers. “Don’t think it. Don’t say it.” is the slogan for […]

LIVE BY NIGHT Can’t Find Its Footing

January 12, 2017 0

Sometimes despite the best of intentions, things just don’t work out. The period drama Live by Night is based on a well-regarded novel by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and The Drop among […]

Father/Daughter Movie Date: MOANA

December 27, 2016 0

Sharing movies with my kids is true joy. I’m broken, in some sense, and movies carry more emotional weight than they should. My childhood’s happiest moments occurred in a darkened theater. Vicarious lives lived thanks […]

PASSENGERS Delivers the Christmas Turkey

December 20, 2016 0

Occasionally, you see a bad movie with so much talent in front of and behind the camera, you begin to wonder where exactly it all went wrong. There’s plenty that is calamitous with the big-budget, […]

SING Hits too many Sour Notes

December 20, 2016 0

This is a weird flick. Judging the cover, Sing should be at least decent. Great cast [McConaughey, Witherspoon, Johansson…], a Christmas opening date and it’s a cartoon about talking animals from the studio that brought […]

LA LA LAND is a Sweet Escape

December 15, 2016 0

It doesn’t take long to figure out if you made the right choice. Once the lights dim for Damien Chazelle’s modern day musical we open on a group of Angelinos stuck in traffic on The […]

You Can Skip This Year’s OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

December 8, 2016 0

Around this season, reviewers are inundated with films up for big, end-of-the-year awards. They’re so prevalent that I was actually looking forward to decompressing with something silly and light. To be frank, I’m not sure […]

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA is a Must See

December 2, 2016 0

There is very little wrong with Manchester by the Sea. It’s about the right length. Every scene rings true. Each performance has some magic in it. And while this may, on the surface, look like […]

MOANA Looks Incredible, But Isn’t Very Memorable

November 22, 2016 0

The latest animated tale from Disney is a Polynesian-inspired adventure that lends itself to gorgeous landscapes and impressive vistas. Moana is a film chock full of incredible imagery and animation. Lush tropical gardens, striking seascapes […]

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