Manchester By the Sea (2016) | Movie Review

In 2016, Manchester By the Sea was the early leader in the Best Picture race for the Oscars. Before La La Land was on everyone’s minds, this one had the critics impressed.

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Arrival (2016) | Movie Review

Arrival may not seem terribly appealing when watching the trailer. It appears we’ve seen this premise way too many times. But then it gets nominated for Best Picture and has you thinking, “Maybe there’s more to this film than your average alien invasion movie.” And that’s exactly what Arrival accomplishes.

Hacksaw Ridge (2016) | Movie Review

When watching a war movie–especially one this brutally realistic–it’s easy to become numb with all the killings and lives lost. But Hacksaw Ridge makes you feel the hurt and the emotion, even amidst the chaos.

Hidden Figures (2016) | Movie Review

For anyone who’s been in a critic’s seat since early 2016, we expected a number of racially-charged films to get … More

Quick Movie Review: Hell or High Water (2016)

In 2016, between the agonizingly long runtimes of summer blockbusters and the agonizingly long runtimes of the awards season movies of November and December, was Hell or High Water.

Quick Movie Review: Fences (2016)

Denzel Washington should win some kind of award just for being able to memorize all the lines in this film. Fences is long and scenes are drawn out, but it squeezes every ounce of real-estate out of its seemingly barren script.

Quick Movie Review: Lion (2016)

Do yourself a favor and go into Lion without learning too much about it. That’s what I did, and it made the journey all the more enjoyable.

Quick Movie Review: Dirty Grandpa (2016)

Okay, I’ll say that I wasn’t necessarily looking forward to watching this movie. I’ve made it clear in the past … More

Quick Movie Review: The Founder (2016)

Like many well-known brands, McDonald’s was catapulted to the top of the fast-food chain by a not-so-nice person, Ray Kroc. … More