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Period film: Live By Night (2016)

Joe Coughlin (Ben Affleck) is playing with fire in 1920s Boston. His girlfriend, Emma Gould (Sienna Miller), happens to also be the mistress of Albert White (Robert Glenister), the notorious leader of Boston’s Irish gang. 517 more words


Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Some of Hollywood’s most famous characters are its monsters, and no I’m not referring to studio executives. Kong was one of cinema’s first international stars, a stop-motion marvel in 1933 that had a hankering for blonde women. 1,829 more words


The Great Wall (2017)

The Great Wall is the most expensive film in Chinese history and the first major co-production between an American film studio and a Chinese-owned studio. While Matt Damon is the name above the title, it’s filled with recognizable Chinese stars, like Andy Lau, Eddie Peng, and pop star Lu Han. 1,421 more words


The Founder (2016)

The Founder aims to be The Social Network of hamburgers and milkshakes, a warts-and-all biopic of a huckster who glommed onto other’s success and transformed it into an empire, a pragmatically ruthless entrepreneur run rampant with ambition and leaving behind a trail of lawsuits and disgruntled little people. 1,771 more words


Period film: Jackie (2016)

Jackie is a film about a great American tragedy… but it’s not really about the tragedy at all.

The life, presidency, and assassination of John F. 538 more words

"New To Me" Reviews

Period film: Hidden Figures (2016)

In the midst of a space race, NASA needed all of the brain power it could get. Included among the ranks were the “computers” — mathematicians assisting the engineers and flight planning teams with expert calculations. 559 more words

"New To Me" Reviews

Silence (2016)

A nearly three-hour movie about Portuguese Jesuit priests facing persecution in 17th century Japan and struggling with the personal demands and costs of their faith sounds like a hard sell for your casual moviegoer. 453 more words