“Hail, Caesar!” (C)

Directed by: Joel & Ethan Coen Written by: Joel & Ethan Coen Starring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich Grade: C It’s always a minor event of sorts whenever the Coen brothers finish and share their latest film. The duo’s influence in the last 25+ years has been astounding, and they’re never afraid to violate […]

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“The Revenant” (B+)

Directed by: Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu Written by: Mark L. Smith & Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu (based in part on the novel by Michael Punke) Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson Grade: B+ I had a lot of mixed feelings about The Revenant in its immediate aftermath, and I still have them nearly 48 hours removed. […]

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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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