“Concussion” (C+)

Directed by: Peter Landesman Written by: Peter Landesman (based on the GQ article “Game Brain” by Jeanne Marie Laskas Starring: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, Gugu Mbatha-Raw Grade: C+ I spent most of last week watching Making a Murderer, so coming into the new Will Smith vehicle Concussion I was already pretty emotionally exhausted […]

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“The Danish Girl” (B-)

Directed by: Tom Hooper Written by: Lucinda Coxon (based on the novel by David Ebershoff) Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander IMDb Grade: B- Tom Hooper returns to the director’s chair following his flawed musical epic Les Misérables with the much more subdued The Danish Girl. Inspired by the life of artist Lili Elbe, the film […]

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“Room” (A)

Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson Written by: Emma Donaghue (based on her novel of the same name) Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen IMDb Grade: A It’s hard to know what to say about Room without saying too much. I have so many things I want to express about my experience with this film, yet […]

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“Bridge of Spies” (B+)

Directed by: Stephen Spielberg Written by: Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen Starring: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda IMDb Grade: B+ A morally upright and headstrong lawyer is caught up in Cold War espionage in the latest picture from the ever-present Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies. It’s also yet another impressive film from the […]

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