film review

Review: “Manchester by the Sea”

Post by Ryan Pumroy

When hosting Saturday Night Live last week, Casey Affleck joked Manchester by the Sea is “funny…but just crushingly sad.” It’s an apt description of this excellent film, and it’s one of the year’s best. (more…)

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Review: “The BFG”

Post by Nathan Blake

The BFG, Steven Spielberg’s first non-historical film since 2011’s The Adventures of Tintin, is a little bumpy at times, but overall works as a charming, light and visually stunning adaption of the Roald Dahl book from 1982. (more…)

Review: “Mr. Holmes”

Post by Ryan Pumroy

Mr. Holmes
Directed by Bill Condon
Screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher
Starring Sir Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Hattie Morahan, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Roger Allam
104 minutes
Rated PG
Distributed by Miramax and Roadside Attractions
United Kingdom and United States

Remarkably similar to his previous work Gods and Monsters (1998), Bill Condon gives us another look at an old man recounting his past and trying to reconcile with his regrets. What we find in Mr. Holmes is an engrossing, warm, and oftentimes funny film about atonement and memory. (more…)