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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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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The Light Between Oceans

Overall Rating: 3/5 September 2, 2016 Dir. Derek Cianfrance Rated PG-13 (for thematic material and some sexual content) This one’s a real mixed bag of strengths and weaknesses. The Light Between Oceans, based on the novel of the same name, is about a newly-made lighthouse keeper and his new family. Set primarily during the early twenties off the […]

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Elle

Overall Rating: 3/5 November 11, 2016 Dir. Paul Verhoeven Rated R (for violence involving sexual assault, disturbing sexual content, some grisly images, brief graphic nudity, and language) Selected to compete for the Palme d’Or, Elle was one of the most critically acclaimed foreign films of the year. Isabelle Hupert delivers an Oscar-nominated performance in her unique and […]

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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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