MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (Movie Review)

**** out of **** Rated R (for strong language throughout and some sexual content) Released: November 18, 2016 limited; December 9th & 16th wider Runtime: 137 minutes Director: Kenneth Lonergan Starring: Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol, Tate Donovan Available to rent through Amazon Video or buy on Blu-ray and DVD. Proceeds from purchases made through these links go to support [...]

Washington, D.C. Critics Vote For LA LA LAND In Landslide (AWARDS 2016)

The country may still be in post-election upheaval, but the film critics in the nation's capital are singing and dancing. The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association gave the musical La La Land its second Best Film win of the 2016 Awards season, following in their colleagues hoof steps (that's a dancing pun) from the New York Film Critics Circle. [...]

O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA (Movie Review)

**** out of **** Unrated (Rated R level content, including graphic/gruesome crime scene images and strong language; some stripper club nudity in the final hour) Released: August 4, 2016 Runtime: 467 minutes (7 hours, 47 minutes; told in 5 parts) Director: Ezra Edelman (Can be seen via ESPN's VOD service, available through most cable and satellite providers. Also available [...]

L.A. Film Critics Give 4 Awards To MOONLIGHT, Including Best Picture (AWARDS 2016)

Well that's literally the opposite of what I was expecting. Nearly a week after the New York Film Critics Circle named La La Land the Best Film of 2016, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association chose the gay coming-of-age indie drama Moonlight as the year's Best Picture. Based on each group's pedigree, I would've predicted those choices to be [...]

THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated R (for sexual content, language and some drinking - all involving teens characters) Released: November 18, 2016 Runtime: 104 minutes Director: Kelly Fremon Craig Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Blake Jenner, Kyra Sedgwick, Woody Harrelson, Haley Lu Richardson, Hayden Szeto Ranked #18 (Honorable Mention) on My Top 10 List For 2016 Comparisons between the teen movies of today to the [...]

JACKIE (Movie Review)

**** out of **** Rated R (for brief strong violence and some strong language) Released: December 2, 2016 limited; expands through December and January Runtime: 100 minutes Director: Pablo Larraín Starring: Natalie Portman, Billy Crudup, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, John Hurt Available to rent through Amazon Video or buy on Blu-ray and DVD. Proceeds from purchases made through these links go to support this [...]