'The Keeping Hours' is a hauntingly beautiful film that leaves a lasting impression. Nearly ten years after his untimely and accidental death, young Jacob’s (Sander Thomas) ghost brings his divorced parents back together by mysteriously appearing in their old family home.
‘Ben Is Back’ Review
In his surprisingly funny and heartbreakingly honest film, we witness a crucial 24-hour period in Ben’s (Lucas Hedges) life. He is a recovering addict who desperately struggles to make amends, painfully grapples with sobriety, and remorsefully faces the consequences of his tumultuous past. Through all of these challenges, his loving mother, Holly (Julia Roberts), steadfastly remains by his side.
‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Review and Barry Jenkins Interview
Barry Jenkins’ stunning adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel, If Beale Street Could Talk, is poetry in motion. A gripping narrative and vivid imagery transcends the page and illuminates the big screen as Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne) shares her scattered tale of true love and tackles adversity in 1970s Harlem. Throughout the film, we feel submerged in her world as Jenkin’s artful direction floods viewers with vibrant colors, groovy tunes, and the threat of danger lurking in the dark corners of her neighborhood.
‘On the Basis of Sex’ Review and Cast Interviews
Watching On the Basis of Sex with an invested audience was quite an interactive experience. The film is fantastic and the viewer feedback was instant. I’ve never seen people cheer and jeer throughout a movie with such passion. Their enthusiasm merely proves how incredibly inspiring and empowering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s story is to so many people over the past few generations.
Advance Review: ABC’s ‘A Million Little Things’
ABC's new ensemble drama, 'A Million Little Things,' is a powerful series that earns your investment from the very beginning. The show deals with some very heavy and topical subject matters (suicide, cancer, addiction, adultery), while delicately delivering feel-good laughs. The intensely gripping pilot takes you on an emotional roller coaster as you slowly learn…
Continue reading ➞ Advance Review: ABC’s ‘A Million Little Things’
‘Leave No Trace’ review: Heartwarming Tale of the Unconditional Love between Father and Daughter
Leave No Trace tactfully tells an equally heartwarming and heartbreaking story of the unconditional love shared between Will (Ben Foster) and his 13-year-old daughter, Tom (Thomasin McKenzie). Foster and McKenzie deliver raw, tender, captivating and transcending performances. The bond between them isn’t only compelling, it is inspiring. It is immediately evident that the actors and characters…
Continue reading ➞ ‘Leave No Trace’ review: Heartwarming Tale of the Unconditional Love between Father and Daughter
‘The Children Act’ Review: A child’s life is on the line
Emma Thompson is going to be very busy this awards season. She delivers an extraordinarily brilliant, intensely moving, enchantingly witty, and remarkably vulnerable performance as High Court judge Fiona Maye in The Children Act. She is one of those rare compelling performers that allows an audience to simply enjoy watching her think. The usually stoic Maye is fittingly…
Continue reading ➞ ‘The Children Act’ Review: A child’s life is on the line
‘Submergence’ Review: A Disappointing Romantic Thriller
Submergence takes on multiple meanings in this romantic thriller. Danielle Flinders (Alicia Vikander) literally dives to the very bottom of the Greenland Sea on an exploratory mission, while her beloved James Moore (James McAvoy) remains immersed in his deep cover as a captured operative. At their lowest points, both cling to memories of their passionate rendezvous…
Continue reading ➞ ‘Submergence’ Review: A Disappointing Romantic Thriller