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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The Secret Life of Pets

Overall Rating: 3/5 July8, 2016 Dir. Yarrow Cheney, Chris Renaud Rated PG (for action and some rude humor) The simple and hilarious premise shown in the early trailers made me wonder why we haven’t seen this exact kind of movie come along sooner. Unfortunately, this film does not deliver its own premise very well. Without […]

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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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Logan

Overall Rating: 5/5 March 3, 2017 Dir. James Mangold Rated R (for strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity) Yes, Logan, is really violent. And yes, it’s over-the-top. But damn…this is a good movie. Beneath the bloody surface emerges a modern Western of sorts, which has one of the best stories and scripts […]

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Miss Hokusai

Overall Rating: 3/5 October 14, 2016 Dir. Keiichi Hara Rated PG-13 (for mature thematic material including sexual situations and images) At times visually hypnotizing, Miss Hokusai, is an anime loosely based on the actual lives of a Japanese artist and his daughter. This is a journey through an “art-scape”that creates a self-referential atmosphere in which the line between […]

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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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