Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Don't Think Twice: Movie Review

Funny people being funny - and then success comes knocking.

Don’t Think Twice takes a concept that is difficult to articulate in a fair and easy-to-watch manner, and it makes it funny. It centers around a six-member improv comedy group in NYC performing in front of small to medium sized crowds in a theatre about to close down, all the while hoping to make it big. Only one of them lands everybody’s dream job – as a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live (but actually called Weekend Live).   2016

Directed by: Mike Birbiglia

Screenplay by: Mike Birbiglia

Starring: Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Manchester by the Sea: Movie Review


The intertwining of love, death, depression and beauty.
A story of death, loss and depression, Manchester by the Sea is also an entertaining, eloquently constructed film about hope and moving on. The brilliance of Manchester by the Sea lies in its ability to completely envelope you into its world, and with its universal themes that is rather easily accomplished. It’s a very simple story that it tells, but one that can leave a loving impact on its viewers. 2016

Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan

Screenplay by: Kenneth Lonergan

Starring: Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges

Monday, December 12, 2016

Loving: Movie Review

Understated approach to historical importance.

Loving is about the Lovings, and that is their real last name. A couple from Viriginia whose story takes flight in 1958. The movie is an historical discussion and a romance about pure love. We’re introduced to Richard (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred (Ruth Negga) just before they get married. She’s pregnant, he’s elated, and there is absolutely no doubt that their marriage is one of love, and not convenience or social pressures. 2016

Directed by: Jeff Nichols

Screenplay by: Jeff Nichols

Starring: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga