Captain Fantastic

Overall Rating: 5/5 July 8, 2016 Dir. Matt Ross Rated R (for language and brief graphic nudity) This under-appreciated drama about family will probably have you asking yourself new questions about parenting regardless of your age or experience. The original story by Matt Ross manages to remain unique and universally relatable throughout, but what really shines here […]

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Tanna

Overall Rating: 3/5 September 16, 2016 Dir. Bentley Dean, Martin Butler Rated NR Tanna, one of this year’s Oscar nominees for Best Foreign Picture, is named for the South Pacific island that it was filmed on. The entire film was shot on location and tells the true story of a marriage dispute that occurred among the […]

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Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

Overall Rating: 1/5 March 23, 2016 Dir. Zack Snyder Rated PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and action throughout, and some sensuality) I think this one’s still ranked at the bottom of my 2016 list of films. This was bad…very bad. It’s hard to tell exactly who is responsible for the poor story-telling here, but Snyder did […]

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Doctor Strange

Overall Rating: 3/5 November 4, 2016 Dir. Scott Derrickson Rated PG-13 (for sci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequence) Doctor Strange is a solidly entertaining blockbuster that smartly utilizes its budget to create some awesome visuals. Exciting and at times even surprising, this popcorn flick should sate your thirst for new superhero thrills. The roles […]

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The Witch

Overall Rating: 4/5 April 1, 2016 Dir. Robert Eggers Rated R (for disturbing violent content and graphic nudity) The Witch is a memorable horror film, one that is thoroughly unnerving throughout. Even horror veterans may be impressed by its unique ability to frighten. Having said that, know that this is not at all a typical horror film. […]

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Eye in The Sky

Overall Rating: 4/5 April 1, 2016 Dir. Gavin Hood Rated R (for some violence images and language) Eye in the Sky places the moral dilemmas of modern warfare as well as modern governments’ handling of such front and center stage. The film manages to provoke both one’s thoughts and emotions. It really does an excellent job […]

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The Tower

Overall Rating: 4/5 October 12, 2016 Dir. Keith Maitland Rated NA The Tower is a documentary/drama that explores the story of the shootings in Austin, Texas about 50 years ago. The subject matter is sensitive, and the film does a good job at approaching it in a sensitive manner as well as a new one (for […]

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Loving

Overall Rating 5/5 November 4, 2016 Dir. Jeff Nichols Rated PG-13 (for thematic elements) Selected to compete for the Palme d’Or and receiving an Oscar nod for Best Actress, Loving, is deserving of its critical praise. I think Joel Edgerton deserved a nomination for his leading role as well, seeing as it was hands down one of […]

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