Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)

Director: S. S. Rajamouli Starring: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Sathyaraj, Ramya Krishnan, Nassar “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion,” aka “Why Kattapa Killed Baahubali: The Movie,” takes us back to the story of Amarendra and his son Mahendra Baahubali, both played by Prabhas in a dual role. While the film’s predecessor, “Baahubali: The Beginning,” introduces the … More Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)

The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

Director: Niki Caro Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Michael McElhatton, Daniel Bruhl The latest installment in Niki Caro’s filmography is what The New York Times calls, “Schindler’s List With Pets,” which is a fairly accurate description. Jessica Chastain stars in and executive produces the war drama (holding a different animal in every scene, so that … More The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

Ingrid Goes West (2017)

Director: Matt Spicer Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson, Jr.  The term “Instagram stalker” brings to mind a girl huddled over her phone, scrolling through photos of her “Insta-crush” – an image that’s weird, but harmless. Director and co-writer Matt Spicer utterly crushes this image with his first feature film, “Ingrid Goes West.” The comedy-drama … More Ingrid Goes West (2017)

Lost in London (2017)

Director: Woody Harrelson Starring: Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Willie Nelson Harrelson was inspired to write Lost in London by one of the worst nights of his life, which happened in 2002. As he said in the Q & A session immediately following the film, “time plus tragedy equals comedy”, and that’s how the script for Lost in … More Lost in London (2017)

Silence (2016)

Director: Martin Scorsese Starring: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Tadanobu Asano, Ciarán Hinds, Liam Neeson The world is not short on stories in which faith is tested. Silence is a Scorsese – so naturally it’s done so well that the movie feels like a brand new story. This specific trial of faith happens for two Jesuit … More Silence (2016)

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is Comedic Gold with a Feminist Agenda

When young girls look to the media for representations of the female gender in society, they find a variety of limiting roles. The common tract of “women as love interests” is one of the more harmful roles, as it reinforces a particular trope: women need romance to be happy. Too often in movies and television … More “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is Comedic Gold with a Feminist Agenda

Sully (2016)

Director: Clint Eastwood Starring: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney As those who have seen the trailers know, “Sully” tells the story of Captain Chesley Sullenberger and the emergency water landing of US Airways flight 1549 – which has come to be known as The Miracle on the Hudson, due to the fact that all 155 … More Sully (2016)

The Hollars (2016)

Director: John Krasinski Starring: Sharlto Copley, Charlie Day, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, John Krasinski, Margo Martindale American movie-goers and sitcom fans love a good dysfunctional family. It makes for some great humor, occasionally an emotionally satisfying confrontation of the family’s issues, and above all, lets the audience feel better about their own familial turmoil. “The Hollars” … More The Hollars (2016)