Jackie: Movie Review
A bio-pic that forces you out of your comfort zone.
|Jackie is an odd movie, and given its genre, that will come as very surprising. Biopics have generally tried-and-true formulas to introduce you to the world of the subject. Not exactly the case in this movie. We’re not taking a look at the world around Jackie Kennedy, but getting inside Jackie Kennedy. This is the story of Jackie before the assassination, during the assassination, and after the assassination.||2016 |
Directed by: Pablo Larrain
Screenplay by: Noah Oppenheim
Starring: Natalie Portman
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Moonlight: Movie Review
Thrives in the unevenness of life.
|Beautiful and brilliant at times, brutal and uncomfortably real at others, Moonlight is a tough watch. Thought-provoking for sure, but it’s entirely up to you to find a connection to these characters – or this character, only one is actually explored. The film is a three-part story. The first part is Little (young Chiron), a small African American kid bullied on a daily basis and raised by his crack addict mother, and even at that young age is searching for a better way of life.||2016 |
Directed by: Barry Jenkins
Screenplay by: Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney
Starring: Mahershala Ali, Trevante Rhodes
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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
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