How far would you go to uncover the ugly truth? At the center of the new Tom McCarthy-directed and co-penned film Spotlight is the investigation into one of the most powerful institutions in Boston — the local Catholic Archdiocese — and the rampant abuses of power and cover-up of sexual abuse cases among the clergy.
Though director Jean-Pierre Melville’s Army of Shadows was released in 1969, it didn’t premiere in the United States until 2006. Starting today, Army of Shadows will play for a one-week engagement at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills, and if you’re a Melville fan, it’s an event you don’t want to miss.
The film, [...]
While strides have been made over time concerning the acceptance of same-sex relationships, the new film Carol takes us back to a time when the world was not as understanding. The movie stars Cate Blanchett, turning in Oscar-caliber work as the titular character, an upper class woman who upon first look seemingly has it all [...]
The story of British super spy James Bond is one of the longest running film franchises in movie history and it’s understandable that some may want to put it out to pasture. The latest Bond film Spectre finds the Double-O program in a state of flux. The most recent M (Judi Dench) was lost in [...]
Filled with narrative potential and blessed with a stunningly eye catching production design, Crimson Peak reaches for the cinematic brass ring but just misses the mark. Fans of director Guillermo Del Toro and Gothic drama enthusiasts should feast on the film’s loving attention to detail and its deliciously haunting atmosphere, but its failure to achieve [...]
Based on Emma Donaghue’s novel, Room is a thriller-family drama hybrid that hits all its creative notes with subtle aplomb, as it’s powered by beautifully rendered work from co-leads Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay.
Audacious to the core and infused with bravura filmmaking, Steve Jobs is a biopic that will immediately cater to tech geeks and iOS enthusiasts. Jobs’ prodigious contribution to the world, right down to the tactile way we interact with our phone and laptops, is undeniable, but making an entertaining movie about the [...]
In the seminal book A Bend In The River, V.S. Naipul writes that “men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it.” For FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) her world entails an unfailing search for justice, as she believes there is a sense of purpose to her [...]
99 Homes weaves a spellbinding tale of survival that’s set in the Sunshine State. It’s 2010, and the foreclosure crisis is devastating families who can’t make their mortgage payments. Nattily dressed to the nines opportunist Rick Carver (Michael Shannon) evicts people from their homes and is paid handsomely for his troubles. Evictions are never an [...]
Based on the posthumous novel by Robert C. O’Brien, Z for Zachariah presents a post apocalyptic world sans zombies or a rubble filled metropolis. Instead, we are introduced to Ann Burden (Margot Robbie), a young woman who lives in a verdant valley sans any family members or friends (they’ve all moved on to greener pastures). [...]