REVIEW: ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off ‘Rogue One’ Stands On Its Own

After helming “Godzilla” in 2014, Director Gareth Edwards took on another popular franchise by leading “Rogue One,” set in the “Star Wars” universe. The film is set just before the events of Episode IV, “A New Hope.” The Death Star has just wrapped up construction but is untested and the Rebel Alliance is already quite…
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Monday Movie Report: Golden Globe Nominations Announced, Critics’ Choice Awards Take Place

Award season rolled right along Monday morning with the announcement of this year’s Golden Globe nominations. In terms of front runners, right now it’s “La La Land,” having earned seven nominations total. Here’s the full list: Best Motion Picture – Drama: “Hacksaw Ridge” “Hell Or High Water” “Lion” “Manchester By The Sea” “Moonlight” Best Motion…
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REVIEW: ‘Office Christmas Party’ Is A Holiday Bash You Can Skip

You know those parties that you go to where you’re not really into them so you want to leave, but you also have to stay for the whole thing? Watching “Office Christmas Party from beginning to end gives a similar feeling. The film takes place at a tech company in Chicago and multiple sub plots…
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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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