With A Ghost Story, acclaimed director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection.
Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away.
Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence.
A Ghost Story opens on July 17th.
Continue reading Time And All That Trailer: A Ghost Story!
Lee Chandler is a quietly surly misanthrope who works as the handyman/building manager of four apartment blocks in Boston when his brother’s death brings him home to Manchester. His brother’s will names him guardian of son Patrick.
Continue reading Manchester By The Sea Is a Searing Tale of Grief!
Written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea is already racking up awards to go along with its critical acclaim.
In a new video, Matt Damon, Casey Affleck and others make the case for Lonergan being the voice of our generation. Check out the video after the break.
Continue reading Manchester by the Sea: Lonergan: The Voice of Our Generation!
When his brother dies, Lee Chandler is forced to look after his nephew, Patrick.
Directed by Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea will be in theaters on November 25th. Check out the trailer after the break.
Continue reading Guardianship Trailer: Manchester by the Sea!
Christopher Nolan’s new epic, Interstellar, is a magnificent achievement technically but falls a bit short in terms of story and character development. It’s an intriguing mix of science fact and fiction that attempts to turn a potential end of the world scenario with a phoenix-like rise from the ashes story. It spends a lot of time thinking and paying homage to Kubrick, but falls short with plot points that don’t add up and maybe one-and-a-half characters that are at all developed.
Matthew McConaughey shines as Cooper, an engineer turned farmer by necessity and Mackenzie Foy shines as his intelligent, earnest, determined young daughter, Murph. Otherwise, there are no characters we can really care about – which makes all the cool science stuff less relatable.
Continue reading Interstellar Is Stellar Not Interstellar!
You know the saying ‘revenge is a dish best served cold’? Out of the Furnace may just be the most implacable movie take on that that I’ve ever seen.
Continue reading Out of the Furnace is Implacable!
When a Bernie Madoff clone defrauds the employees of the palatial tower in which he owns the penthouse, they decide to find his emergency stash and steal it. Sounds simple, doesn’t it?
Continue reading Tower Heist – We Go On Snoopy!
I was looking forward to the advance screening of I’m Still Here – allegedly a documentary about Joaquin Phoenix’s efforts to become a rapper – because of the ambiguity. No one seemed to be sure whether it was a real doc, or performance art. Once Affleck spilled the beans on The Late Show with David Letterman, that ambiguity was gone – and the actual film doesn’t hold up without it.
Continue reading I’m Still Here Loses Out Once You Know It’s A Hoax! Thank You, Casey Affleck!