MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

★★★ Starring Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, C.J. Wilson Directed by Kenneth Lonergan 2016 / 137 Minutes / Amazon Studios / Mongrel Media Manchester by the Sea disappointed me more than any other movie this year. I expected this […]

THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN

★★★★★ Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner, Kyra Sedgwick, Woody Harrelson, Hayden Szeto Directed by Kelly Fremon Craig 2016 / 104 Minutes / STX Entertainment The biggest surprise of the year is The Edge of Seventeen! A fantastic teen dramedy about an awkward […]

TROLLS

★★★★ Voices by Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Christine Baranski, Russell Brand, Gwen Stefani, John Cleese, James Corden, Jeffrey Tambor, Ron Funches Directed by Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn 2016 / 92 Minutes / 2oth Century Fox Wow! I certainly did not go into this thinking I was […]

GOAT

★★½ Starring Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, Gus Halper, Danny Flaherty, Virginia Gardner, James Franco Directed by Andrew Neel 2016 / 96 Minutes / Paramount Pictures Reviewed by Brent R. Goat starts off intense and reels you in right away, but it’s where it […]

A MONSTER CALLS

★★★★★ Starring Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Liam Neeson, Toby Kebbell Directed by J.A. Bayona 2016 / 108 Minutes / Focus Features A Monster Calls is one of the best books I’ve read and the movie adaptation is now on my […]

ASSASSIN’S CREED

★★½ Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling, Michael K. Williams Directed by Justin Kurzel 2016 / 115 Minutes / 20th Century Fox Reviewed by Byron F. I’ll be the first to admit I love video games, but video […]

JACKIE

★★★★½ Starring Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, Richard E. Grant, Caspar Phillipson, Beth Grant, John Carroll Lynch Directed by Pablo Larraín 2016 / 99 Minutes / Fox Searchlight Pictures Jackie is an extremely intimate look at one of the most iconic first ladies Jacqueline […]

STORKS

★★ Starring Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Danny Trejo Directed by Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland 2016 / 87 Minutes / Warner Bros. Storks is a clever and original idea that really missed all the opportunity it […]

SING

★★★½ Voices by Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Tori Kelly, Taron Egerton, Nick Kroll, Nick Offerman, Garth Jennings, Leslie Jones, Jennifer Saunders Directed by Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet 2016 / 108 Minutes / Universal Pictures There has been a number of really fantastic animated films […]

SULLY

★★★★ Starring Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Mike O’Malley, Anna Gunn, Laura Linney, Jamey Sheridan Directed by Clint Eastwood 2016 / 96 Minutes / Warner Bros. The story of the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ never felt like it needed a big Hollywood adaptation, but Clint […]

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