Movies

Recently added or updated. (Note: I’m still getting caught up from the 2016 end-of-year awards screening flurry; those entries’ll be fleshed out in due time.)

Room

Posted in Movies | 11/13/2015
Room

Brilliant – and may I introduce you to the next Christian Bale.

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The 33

Posted in Movies | 11/13/2015
The 33

When a film can be stressful even though we know the triumphant outcome, that’s no small accomplishment.

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Results

Posted in Movies | 11/07/2015
Results

Let’s pop over to The Rover, shall we?

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Experimenter

Posted in Movies | 11/07/2015
Experimenter

Iñárritu-meets-Malick and required viewing for every human. I mean it.

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Bachelorette

Posted in Movies | 11/07/2015
Bachelorette

See this post for two other great recs…

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Suffragette

Posted in Movies | 11/06/2015
Suffragette

For filmmaking, only 3 stars, but for story 5, so I’m splitting the difference.

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Our Brand is Crisis

Posted in Movies | 10/30/2015
Our Brand is Crisis

Entertaining and thought-provoking, providing interesting food for thought.

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Truth

Posted in Movies | 10/30/2015
Truth

A surprisingly soft impact, but interesting ethical and historical exploration.

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Bridge of Spies

Posted in Movies | 10/16/2015
Bridge of Spies

Pure symphony and mandatory viewing – and all hail Mark Rylance!

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The Keeping Room

Posted in Movies | 10/16/2015
The Keeping Room

So powerful are the performances, this could be a silent film if it wanted to be.

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Steve Jobs

Posted in Movies | 10/16/2015
Steve Jobs

Arguably truthy, but the Academy can no longer ignore Fassbender.

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He Named Me Malala

Posted in Movies | 10/09/2015
He Named Me Malala

Every human needs to see this as encouragement for their own journey.

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Freeheld

Posted in Movies | 10/09/2015
Freeheld

Happy irony of timing took the wind out of its sails, but still solid.

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Finders Keepers

Posted in Movies | 10/02/2015
Finders Keepers

A portrait of Shakespearean scope and sheer absurdity.

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The Martian

Posted in Movies | 10/02/2015
The Martian

Great for the mind, great for the heart, and Ridley Scott is at the top of his game.

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Incendies

Posted in Movies | 09/26/2015
Incendies

All I’d come to expect, and more. Holy wow…

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Sicario

Posted in Movies | 09/25/2015
Sicario

Had it re-started after the credits, I’d have watched it again.

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Sleeping with Other People

Posted in Movies | 09/25/2015
Sleeping with Other People

I hereby sign up for all things Headland in perpetuity.

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Everest (2015)

Posted in Movies | 09/18/2015
Everest (2015)

Cinematically unmissable.

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Black Mass

Posted in Movies | 09/18/2015
Black Mass

Could have been magnificent, and Joel Edgerton was.

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