Movie Review: ‘MOLLY’S GAME’ – Poker? I hardly know her!

November 29th, 2017 | AFI Fest, Film Festivals, Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic MOLLY’S GAME Rated R, 140 minutes Director: Aaron Sorkin Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong and Chris O'Dowd Poker is a game of skill, strategy and gambling. So is the art of filmmaking. Luckily for writer Aaron Sorkin, he’s got the skills and strategies tucked way under his belt. Now it’s time for the gamble: his debut as a director. And he gets a straight flush ...

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AFI Fest Review: ‘HOSTILES’ is a sweeping, stinging, socially relevant Western

November 28th, 2017 | AFI Fest, Film Festivals, Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic HOSTILES Rated R, 127 minutes Directed by: Scott Cooper Starring: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Rory Cochrane, Jonathan Majors, Timothée Chalamet, Ryan Bingham, Ben Foster, Jesse Plemons What rules are men bound by in a time when there are no rules? What  ethics guide common decency? Does compassion cease to exist in a cruel, cold place? Is it possible kindness and empathy could return to those with the blackest of ...

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Movie Review: ‘BODIED’ – a fast, abrasive and socially relevant piece of filmmaking

James Cole Clay // Film Critic BODIED Not rated, 120 minutes. Director: Joseph Kahn Cast: Calum Worthy, Jackie Long, Rory Uphold and Anthony Michael Hall The director of BODIED, Joesph Kahn, called his third feature “quintessentially 2017” at this year’s Houston Cinema Arts Festival. The film is Kahn’s follow-up to the quirky slasher-comedy DETENTION. The hyper-stylized world Kahn creates has an artistry that barrels its way into the social ...

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