Based on a true story, the Oscar-Nominated Philomena, one woman’s search for the son she gave up, quietly exposes the trials of unwed mothers banished to Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, Ireland and their search for redemption.
But that is nowhere near the whole story…
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Director Jean-Marc Vallée’s Dallas Buyers Club is, above all, a celebration of life in all of its forms. Continue reading Late Review: DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
While Nebraska may seem like a step back for director Alexander Payne in terms of budget and visuals, it’s actually a brave step in the right direction for his strengths: sharp characterization and funny, bittersweet storytelling.
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What could be just an easy satire about our tech-obsessed culture becomes so much more, thanks to Spike Jonze’s clear and unflagging vision.
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Martin Scorsese’s searing epic of greed and debauchery is… well, it’s not for everyone.
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David O. Russell’s effervescent caper has a crackerjack cast, but is slightly less than the sum of its gleaming parts.
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While extraordinarily hard on the spirit, Steve McQueen has crafted a brutal masterpiece — and the defining film about American Slavery.
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The second film in as many weeks to leave you gasping for air, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS features Tom Hanks’s best performance in a decade, and definitively makes Paul Greengrass the master of the docudrama.
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A white-knuckle, technically flawless masterpiece, Alfonso Cuaron’s GRAVITY is the theatergoing experience of the year.
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