Eddie the Eagle

Overall Rating: 4/5 February 26, 2016 Dir. Dexter Fletcher Rated PG-13 (for some suggestive material, partial nudity and smoking) Eddie the Eagle is a biographical film about Eddie Edwards, the British skier who was the first to represent Great Britain in the Olympic ski-jump in 1988. A sportswriter who attended the events in which the real Eddie competed, […]

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Sing Street

Overall Rating: 5/5 April 15, 2016 Dir. John Carney Rated PG-13 (for thematic elements including strong language and some bullying behavior, a suggestive image, drug material and teen smoking) With infectious optimism, Sing Street, explores youth, creation, and family in a story skillfully told with music. This musical will have you feeling “happy-sad” as you watch the […]

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The Edge of Seventeen

Overall Rating: 5/5 November 18, 2016 Dir. Kelly Fremon Craig Rated R (for sexual content, language and some drinking – all involving teens) This impressive and impassioned directorial debut won multiple awards and nominations for Kelly Fremon Craig, who self-wrote this coming-of-age dramedy. The Edge of Seventeen is easily one of the best of its […]

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Tallulah

Overall Rating: 4/5 July 29, 2016 Dir. Siam Heder Rated NA This Netflix Original Film premiered at Sundance before being released on Netflix itself. Writer/director Siam Heder brings us this unconventional dramedy that focuses on family, specifically the roles that females play. It’s sharply written and does well at avoiding familiar territory within the genre. Without discussing specifics, […]

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Manchester By The Sea

Overall Rating: 3/5 December 16, 2016 Dir. Kenneth Lonnergan Rated R (for language throughout and some sexual content) Let me start off by saying that I have very mixed feelings about this film. The subject of the film is grief and its affects on the main character. Manchester by the Sea is more of a character study […]

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Hail, Caesar!

Overall Rating: 3/5 February 5, 2016 Dir. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Rated PG-13 (for some suggestive content and smoking) The Coen brothers have crafted something pretty unique in this film, and it’s just as entertaining as the rest of their work. Extreme attention to detail and a quirky sense of humor are this film’s strengths. […]

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