Blog Archives

Movie Review Plus Book Review Q&A: Hidden Figures

Welcome to Silver Screen Capture’s latest crossover with Ashley Williams of The Book Fetish Blog. She read the novel Hidden Figures, and we both saw the movie. I’m reviewing the film, she’s reviewing the book and we both answered a few

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in 2016, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Jackie

A peculiar fugue for both a nation in mourning and for a woman having a near out-of-body crisis to preserve the legacy of her slain husband, Pablo Larrain’s Jackie (B+) is a film that moves in mysterious ways. In the

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in 2016, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: The Birth of a Nation (2016)

Reclaiming the title of D.W. Griffith’s controversial classic is the most subversive element of Nate Parker’s otherwise straightforward historical 2016 retelling of Nat Turner’s 1831 Virginia slave uprising, The Birth of a Nation (B-), but the timing of this true-life

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in 2016, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Deepwater Horizon

Soon after their latest collaboration  Lone Survivor, director Peter Berg and Star Mark Wahlberg team up for another real-life story, the depiction of the “well from hell” known as the BP oil rig disaster: Deepwater Horizon (B+). The film draws viewers

Tagged with:
Posted in 2016, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: The Light Between Oceans

It’s like Thomas Hardy crafted two thirds of an epic and let Nicholas Sparks finish the final chapters. Derek Cianfrance’s The Light Between Oceans (C), itself an adaptation of M.L. Stedman’s popular post-WWI Australian romance, features Michael Fassbender as a

Tagged with: ,
Posted in 2016

Movie Review: Hands of Stone

Although many viewers may be feeling “no más” to the prospect of another boxing movie, Jonathan Jakubowicz’s Hands of Stone (A-) turns out to be stunningly good and one of the most unexpected character dramas of the year. The film

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in 2016, Rent It Tonight

Guest Movie Review: Free State of Jones

By Eli Sanchez Guest Contributor Silver Screen Capture Gary Ross’ Free State of Jones (A-) is a riveting take on a lesser-known tale of the Civil War.  The film is based on the real life of a Confederate Soldier named

Tagged with: ,
Posted in 2016, Eli Sanchez

Movie Review: Confirmation (2016)

  Early review from the Atlanta Film Festival – debuted on HBO Rick Famuyiwa’s Confirmation (B-) is the sturdy true story of Anita Hill’s revelation about sexual harassment during the judiciary committee’s hearings about Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas.

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in 2016

Movie Review: Son of Saul

One of the most acclaimed Hungarian films in recent years tells the tale of a father endeavoring to bury his son, but there’s so much more to the story. László Nemes’s chilling you-are-there style Holocaust drama Son of Saul (A-)

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in 2015

Movie Review: Trumbo

The repeated refrain, “There’s a good story in there somewhere” is extraordinarily prescient in Jay Roach’s Trumbo (C), a rather tedious true story that finally gets compelling in its final act. Bryan Cranston plays the titular protagonist, an eccentric blacklisted

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in 2015

Get Updated in Real-Time

Enter your email to receive notifications of new movie review and movie news when the moment they are posted.