LA LA LAND (Movie Review)

**** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for some language) Released:  December 9, 2016 NY & LA: December 16 limited. Everywhere January 6, 2017. Runtime: 128 minutes Director: Damien Chazelle Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, J.K. Simmons, Rosemarie DeWitt Available to rent through Amazon Video or buy on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K. Proceeds from purchases made through these links go to support this [...]

Beantown Critics Love LA LA LAND More Than MANCHESTER (AWARDS 2016)

Manchester by the Sea couldn't even win in Massachusetts. Swept up by the craze for Damien Chazelle's La La Land, the Boston Society of Film Critics joined other organizations in naming the L.A.-based modern musical as the year's best film. The Oscar frontrunner, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, is quickly becoming an awards season phenomenon, as Boston also tabbed it for Best [...]

The 74th Annual Golden Globe Nominations (AWARDS 2016)

The Oscar race will be a marathon between these three movies: La La Land, Moonlight, and  Manchester by the Sea. That's the major tea leaf confirmed by the announcement of the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominees, one of the big Oscar harbingers every year. Those three films, along with their directors, were all nominated for Best Motion Picture; that [...]

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (Movie Review)

**1/2 out of ****
 Rated R (for violence, menace, graphic nudity, and strong language) Released: December 9, 2016 Runtime: 117 minutes Director: Tom Ford Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney Available to rent through Amazon Video or buy on Blu-ray and DVD. Proceeds from purchases made through these links go to support this blog. [...]

Spidey At His Most Peter Parker-ish Yet In First SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Trailer (VIDEO)

With each new iteration of this iconic character, Spider-Man actually seems to become more like his classic old school wise-cracking and wide-eyed teenage personality, not less, shifting away from modern tendencies toward "brooding". The Tom Holland version in Spider-Man: Homecoming - the first steered by Kevin Feige in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - seems to [...]