Tag: Topical

I, Tonya

    Release Date: September 8, 2017 (Toronto International Film Festival) Screened: September 9, 2017 (Toronto International Film Festival) Runtime: 119 minutes Rating: No Rating Yet Studio: Miramax  Director: Craig Gillespie Cast: Margot Robbie; Sebastian Stan; Allison Janney; Julianne Nicholson; Bobby Cannavale; Caitlin Carver; Mckenna Grace; Paul Walter Hauser Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya takes a ripped-from-the-headlines

Sully

    Release Date: September 9, 2016 Runtime: 96 minutes Rating: PG-13 Studio: Warner Bros. Director: Clint Eastwood Cast: Tom Hanks; Aaron Eckhart; Laura Linney; Mike O’Malley; Anna Gunn; Jamey Sheridan Hero worship doesn’t get much more blatant, or for that matter, more entertaining than “Sully,” Clint Eastwood’s dramatization of the Miracle on the Hudson

King Cobra

    Release Date: Screened April 18, 2016 – Tribeca Film Festival Runtime: 91 minutes Rating: Not Yet Rated (but let’s be real..it’ll be R) Studio: Yale Productions/SSS Entertainment/Digital Ignition Entertainment/RabbitBandini Productions Director: Justin Kelly Cast: James Franco; Garrett Clayton; Christian Slater; Molly Ringwald; Keegan Allen; Alicia Silverstone A movie as salacious and lurid as

Black Mass

    Release Date: September 18, 2015 Runtime: 122 minutes Rating: R Studio: Warner Bros. Director: Scott Cooper Cast: Johnny Depp; Joel Edgerton; Benedict Cumberbatch; Dakota Johnson; Julianne Nicholson; Kevin Bacon; Peter Sarsgaard; Rory Cochrane; David Harbour; Adam Scott; Corey Stoll; Jesse Plemons Johnny Depp is a shoo-in for an Oscar nomination in what is

Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank

    Release Date: Screened June 20, 2014 – 16th Annual Provincetown Film Festival Runtime: 87 minutes Rating: NR Studio: Pack Creek Productions Director: Sheila Canavan, Michael Chandler Cast: Barney Frank; Jim Ready; Neil Barofsky; Dustin Lance Black; Eliot Spitzer Controversial. Witty. Acerbic. Straightforward. No bullshit. These are all words that can describe the former

Her

    Release Date: December 18, 2013 (limited); January 10, 2014 (wide) Runtime: 126 minutes Rating: R Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Director: Spike Jonze Cast: Joaquin Phoenix; Scarlett Johansson (voice); Amy Adams; Chris Pratt; Rooney Mara This one was a total surprise! My expectations were low: another self-consciously quirky Spike Jonze movie with resident Hollywood

Side Effects

    Release Date: February 8, 2013 Runtime: 106 minutes Rating: R Studio: Open Road Films Director: Steven Soderbergh Cast: Jude Law; Rooney Mara; Catherine Zeta-Jones; Channing Tatum Instead of going out with a bang, Steven Soderbergh decided to go out with more of a tremble. While his latest, and purportedly last movie, is an

Zero Dark Thirty*

    Release Date: January 11, 2013 Runtime: 157 minutes Rating: R Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony) Director: Kathryn Bigelow Cast: Jessica Chastain; Jason Clarke; Kyle Chandler; Jennifer Ehle; Chris Pratt [POSSIBLE SPOILERS, I guess…] Goooooooood movie!! The search for Osama Bin Laden took a really long time. While most of the American public wasn’t aware