Tag: Two and a Half Reels

Thelma

      Release Date: September 15, 2017 (Norway); November 10, 2017 (USA – limited) Screened: October 6, 2017 (New York Film Festival) Runtime: 116 minutes Rating: Not Rated (as of post time) Studio: The Orchard; Motlys Director: Joachim Trier Cast: Eili Harboe; Kaya Wilkins; Henrik Rafaelsen; Ellen Dorrit Petersen A profoundly religious teenager discovers

Jackie

    Release Date: December 2, 2016 Runtime: 100 minutes Rating: R Studio: Fox Searchlight Director: Pablo Larraín Cast: Natalie Portman; Peter Sarsgaard; Greta Gerwig; Billy Crudup; John Hurt; John Carroll Lynch; Max Casella Natalie Portman disappears into Camelot with her astonishing portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy in “Jackie.” Portman, director Pablo Larraín and screenwriter Noah

No Escape

    Release Date: August 26, 2015 Runtime: 103 minutes Rating: R Studio: The Weinstein Company Director: John Erick Dowdle Cast: Owen Wilson; Lake Bell; Pierce Brosnan; Claire Geare; Sterling Jerins; Sahajak Boonthanakit This is the kind of movie I feel like they don’t quite make anymore. “No Escape” is something that Charles Bronson or

Bedtime Stories

    Release Date: December 25, 2008 Runtime: 99 minutes Rating: PG Studio: Disney Director: Adam Shankman Cast: Adam Sandler; Keri Russell; Courteney Cox; Russell Brand; Guy Pearce; Teresa Palmer; Richard Griffiths; Lucy Lawless A frothy, family-friendly entertainment that is lively enough for the kids and easy-to-swallow for the adults.

Mike’s Murder

    Release Date: March 9, 1984 (screened June 22, 2014 – 16th Annual Provincetown Film Festival) Runtime: 109 minutes Rating: R Studio: Warner Bros. Director: James Bridges Cast: Debra Winger; Mark Keyloun; Darrell Larson; Paul Winfield; Brooke Alderson This is an often overlooked, unseen 1984 film from director James Bridges (“The China Syndrome,” “Urban

Stakeout

    Release Date: August 5, 1987 Runtime: 117 minutes Rating: R Studio: Touchstone Pictures (Disney) Director: John Badham Cast: Richard Dreyfuss; Emilio Estevez; Madeleine Stowe; Aidan Quinn; Forest Whitaker; Dan Lauria This is a harmless, rather insignificant movie. No belly laughs, but some chuckles, as Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez keep an eye on Madeleine Stowe

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

The Master*: A Reel Podcast

    Release Date: September 21, 2012 Runtime: 144 minutes Rating: R Studio: The Weinstein Company Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman; Joaquin Phoenix; Amy Adams *2013 Academy Award Nominations Best Actor…..Joaquin Phoenix Best Supporting Actor…..Philip Seymour Hoffman Best Supporting Actress…..Amy Adams

Hitchcock*

    Release Date: December 14, 2012 Runtime: 98 minutes Rating: PG-13 Studio: Fox Searchlight Director: Sacha Gervasi Cast: Anthony Hopkins; Helen Mirren; Danny Huston; Scarlett Johansson; Jessica Biel A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic “Psycho,” set against the backdrop of Hitch’s relationship with wife Alma…..and therein lays the problem. This

Mama

    Release Date: January 18, 2013 Runtime: 100 minutes Rating: PG-13 Studio: Universal Director: Andres Muschietti Cast: Jessica Chastain; Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; Megan Charpentier; Isabelle Nelisse; Daniel Kash This is a creepy little movie. Mama tells the tale of two little girls who are brought to a cabin in the woods by their suicidal father.