Monday Movie Report: ‘Moonlight’ Is A Favorite In First Week Of Award Season

Award season is underway and every organization from review boards to film critics are handing out prizes. Here’s an update on the state of the race so far. Los Angeles Film Critic Association Picture: Moonlight Director: Barry Jenkins, Moonlight Actress: Isabelle Huppert, Elle and Things to Come Actor: Adam Driver, Paterson Supporting actress: Lily Gladstone,…
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REVIEW: ‘Manchester By The Sea’ Is An Emotionally Compelling Cinematic Triumph

No other film in 2016 may be as gutting as “Manchester by the Sea.” The Kenneth Lonergan-directed feature tells the story of Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), a man who just gets by on a day-to-day basis, working maintenance at a Boston suburb apartment building he also lives in. He is called back to his home…
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REVIEW: ‘Loving’ Lives Up To Its Title Thanks To Heartfelt Lead Performances

The strength and conviction of a couple’s love is put on full display in “Loving.” The picture tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, two residents of Virginia who were married in Washington D.C. However, because of Virginia state laws, their marriage was not just declared void because it was interracial, they were also…
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REVIEW: One Of 2016’s Best, ‘Moonlight’ Fires On All Cylinders

“Moonlight” is both one of the year’s best films and also one of the greatest coming of age stories put on screen. The picture follows the story of a character named Chiron as he navigates his way through life in Miami. The flick is split up into three sections of Chiron’s life, his youth where…
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REVIEW: ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ Falls Apart Because Of Scattered Story, Lack Of Focus

Director/Writer Warren Beatty took audiences to 1950s Hollywood in this period piece with a focus on billionaire Howard Hughes. The film tells the story of two young residents of Los Angeles, Frank Forbes (Alden Ehrenreich) who works as a driver for Hughes and Maria Mabrey (Lily Collins), who the billionaire has hired as an actress…
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