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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

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Live by Night (2016)

With only three films, Ben Affleck has successfully reinvented himself as one of Hollywood’s most talented directors when it comes to adult crime thrillers. It’s not just his superb directing chops; the man also serves as producer, lead actor on most films as well as a screenwriter, and Affleck’s ability to write flawed yet deeply human characters within genre parameters has accomplished actors flocking to work for him. 1,900 more words

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The Handmaiden (2016)

I’m glad there’s still a filmmaker at the talent level of director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy) dedicated to making genuine Gothic romance with style and reverence. 377 more words

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Fences (2016)

There’s something about plays turned into movies that bring out the best in actors. Usually they provide meaty characters with flaws and big personalities, which lend themselves to big performances that touch upon every emotion in an actor’s kit. 359 more words

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Hidden Figures (2016)

After the end of 2012’s Red Tails, I said to myself that those men of history deserved a better movie. By the end of… 310 more words

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Period film: Allied (2016)

Max Vatan (Brad Pitt), a Canadian in the RAF, is traveling to Casablanca on a mission during World War II. He’s been partnered with Marianne Beauseour (Marion Cotillard), a French Resistance fighter. 740 more words

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Ed Wood's Masterpiece

After many recommendations from friends, I finally got to see the movie Ed Wood last night.  It was fantastic!  I don’t think I’ve ever been so attached to cinematic characters in quite a long while.   491 more words

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