Tag: Films

Film: A Place at the Table

A Place at the Table | Directors Kristi Jacobson & Lori Silverbush | Score: 6.3 If you’re feeling up to it, you could pretty effectively encapsulate the neglect this country heaps on its children via a punishing double-feature of societal…

Film: Midnight Special

Midnight Special | Director Jeff Nichols | Score: 5.7 Every parent wants to think of their children as unique and special from everyone else – wants to feel that their child has gifts no one else has. Jeff Nichols’ film…

Film: Triple 9

Triple 9 | Director John Hillcoat | Score: 4.4 In John Hillcoat’s bloody, bad-cop thriller, Woody Harrelson plays a carousing, boozy, reckless-driving detective named Jeffery Allen. He’s so twisty and chill he digs out a half-smoked roach out of an…

Film: Suffragette

Suffragette | Director Sarah Gavron | Score: 6.5 I know what you’re thinking. We’re creeping up on awards time, and here’s a British flick with a big name, bullet-proof cast (Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, and Meryl-freaking-Streep), covering…

Film: Room

Room | Director Lenny Abrahamson | Score: 6.2 It always seems like a good idea to write an adult novel from the perspective of a child right up until you hit that first roadblock of language and nuance, and you…

Film: The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. | Director Guy Ritchie | Score: 6.2 It might not have been a groundbreaking show in many respects, but the original “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” (and typesetters, I apologize in advance for having to make you…

Film: Life Itself

Life Itself | Director Steve James | Score: 7.4 Over the last few years of his life, his body ravaged by cancer to the point where he couldn’t eat, drink or speak, Roger Ebert went from porcine, preening TV icon…