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Home OFF the Grid (Film Review: “Leave No Trace”)

A father and daughter’s solitary existence deep in the woods is fractured when the outside world forces them into society. Continue Reading →


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Meet The Family (Film Review: “Junebug”)

A modest little movie that rises to the ranks of minor masterpiece, Junebug is one of the most critically acclaimed and loved films in recent memory, and the performance that put Amy Adams’ star squarely on the map. Continue Reading →


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Nice Jewish Girls (Film Review: “Disobedience”)

Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz show what a low simmer feels like in the lesbian potboiler Disobedience, about two Jewish women whose past comes back to shatter the pacts they’ve made with themselves since the turbulent love affair of their youths. Continue Reading →


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Teaching Outside the Lines (Film Review: “The Kindergarten Teacher”)

A kindergarten teacher is convinced her student is the next Mozart, but her enthusiasm crosses the line from supportive to obsessive in this raw and unnerving drama. Continue Reading →


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Family Planning (Film Review: “Private Life”)

Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn shine as an intellectual, 40-something couple in Manhattan whose struggles with infertility have reached the point of desperation, until an egg donor materializes in the form of their hero-worshiping niece. What could possibly go wrong? Continue Reading →


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Forgive You, Fathers, For You Have Sinned (Film Review: “Spotlight”)

The searing and sensational movie that chronicled how a small group of Boston Globe investigative reporters took down the Catholic Church. Now more timely than ever, revisiting Spotlight. Continue Reading →


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A Dish Best Served Old (Film Review: “Remember”)

A taught and tragic psychological thriller about a nursing home patient who turns assassin, seeking revenge on the Nazi soldier who – 70 years earlier – killed his entire family at Auschwitz. A nail biter like no other with a twisty reveal that will leave you shaken to your core. Continue Reading →