Review: Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan's masterful return

Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams star in the impressive drama
Sometimes things just don't work out for films that once seemed destined for adulation and awards. There's no better example from recent years than celebrated playwright Kenneth Lonergan's Margaret.   The follow-up...

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Review: in A Man Called Ove, not all grumpy old men are created equal

The Swedish film screens at The Broad Theater
Bleak realism long has characterized the cinema of Sweden, from the art-house classics of Ingmar Bergman (The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries) to more recent, noirish...

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Review: Sad Vacation: The Last Days of Sid and Nancy

The documentary screens through Nov. 23 at Zeitgeist
The storied lives and ugly deaths of punk hero Sid Vicious and his girlfriend and manager Nancy Spungen may not be the freshest topic for...

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Review: Arrival and learning the language of “others”

Amy Adams stars in Denis Villeneuve’s mesmerizing sci-fi film
There was a time when those who made science fiction movies were more interested in existential dilemmas than action-packed alien invasions. Sci-fi classics from 2001:...

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Review: Moonlight, a meditation on identity

The moving coming-of-age tale received a 2016 New Orleans Film Festival Audience Award
Cultural stereotypes are deeply ingrained in popular entertainment. This is especially true for film, where "types" of people often serve as a kind of storytelling...

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Review: Jim Jarmusch chronicles the Stooges in Gimme Danger

The documentary screens at The Broad Theater
Sometimes starting at the end is the best way to tell a story. Legendary indie filmmaker Jim Jarmusch's documentary Gimme Danger begins the story of...

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Review: The Handmaiden

Park Chan-wook’s stunning psychological thriller opens Oct. 28
It's the inalienable right of any good psychological thriller to mislead its audience. There's no surer way to make viewers feel like participants in an...

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4 films to see as the New Orleans Film Festival closes out 2016

Daughters of the Dust, Five Awake, Manchester By the Sea and A Quiet Storm
The New Orleans Film Festival concludes Thursday with the closing film Daughters of the Dust. Below are new films screening this week. Daughters of the...

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Review: American Honey

Shia LaBeouf stars in the Cannes’ Grand Jury Prize-winning road movie
Road movies and their literary counterparts occupy a special place in the popular imagination. Like Westerns, road movies use wide-open spaces and free mobility to...

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Review: Author: The JT LeRoy Story

The documentary screens at The Broad Theater
Though key events in the real-life and very public saga of literary sensation JT Leroy happened 10 to 15 years ago, the subject remains a...

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Review: Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation

Parker writes, directs and stars in a straightforward Nat Turner biopic
The title of a film can speak volumes long before trailers and advance buzz find their way to the internet. Some movie titles seem to...

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    Review: Manchester by the Sea

    Kenneth Lonergan returns with what may be the year's best film.
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    Chalmette Movies presents month-long Buster Keaton classic film series

    The General ranks at number 18 on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time.
    • Dec 1, 2016
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    National Board of Review kicks off movie awards season, honoring Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight

    It's still almost three months until the Oscars.
    • Nov 29, 2016
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