Moonlight (2016)

There are few films that hit you between the eyes and are engrossing from start to finish, but it’s an even more special when it’s an independent film on a shoe string budget that packs such a wallop.  Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins and based on MacArthur Fellow (and co-screenwriter) Tarell Alvin McCraney’s autobiographical play […]

Jackie (2016)

A film like Pablo Larrain’s Jackie has a few obstacles from the beginning: Films that depict true events are often criticized for getting the facts straight, taking too much license (or not enough) and people tend to focus on how authentic the actors portray their real-life counterparts.  In Jackie’s case, Larrain’s decision to both embrace […]