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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

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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.

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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-)

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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

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Posted in 2015

Movie Review: The Danish Girl

Pretty as a picture as it slow-dances into a watercolor daydream, Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl (B) is a graceful historical true story often told at a beguiling distance. In 1920’s Copenhagen, the plaintive painter played by Eddie Redmayne awakens

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Posted in 2015, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Bridge of Spies

Hey, kids! There’s a new movie you can recommend to both your dad and your mom, whether they enjoy spy stories of two-for-one BOGO deals. Steven Spielberg’s old-fashioned Cold War-set Bridge of Spies (B+) thrusts a real-life insurance lawyer played

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Posted in 2015, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: The Imitation Game

Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game (A+) does everything a great movie should: intrigue, involve and inspire. The real-life dramatic and suspenseful story of recalcitrant British WWII code breaker Alan Turing, played masterfully by Benedict Cumberbatch, offers a veritable sudoku of

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Posted in 2014, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Wild

Jean-Marc Vallée’s Wild (B-) plots the course of a lost, grieving young woman along a thousand mile journey on the Pacific Crest Trail as she grapples in both adventures and flashbacks with the demons that haunt her and the passages

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Posted in 2014, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Les Misérables (2012)

As a movie musical, Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables (A) gets nearly every sonic and emotional note right. Hugh Jackman, Eddie Redmayne and Anne Hathaway are the standout performers in this silver scall-singing spectacular that toggles between moments both intimate and

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Posted in 2012, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Rosewood (1997)

Director John Singleton comes of age with the historical Rosewood (B+) which addresses the way hate breeds throughout generations. Ving Rhames and Jon Voight give affecting performances.

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Posted in 1997

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