Featuring stunning performances and in the hands of a confident master craftsman, sometimes all you need is a good story, some good actors and a good director to make something great.
This story about a young Shia LaBeouf, starring an old Shia LaBeouf, is the most authentic Shia LaBeouf story you'll ever see...as it should be, since the screenplay of "Honey Boy" was written by...you guessed it...Shia LaBeouf.
Writer/Director Noah Baumbach has made a living making unique, personal films. With "Marriage Story," he captures the rawness of love, family and friendship lost like few others have been able to do. He examines with authenticity what a family looks like in the days and years that follow "Happily Ever After."
It's not sharp enough to be in the awards-season discussion, but "Knives Out" is a deliciously fun night out at the movies.
What a beautiful day, indeed, when you realize that this movie, this man, existed in this world.
Not that my opinion will matter in the larger picture, but "Frozen II" feels like re-heated Disney leftovers.
New on Netflix is the mystery/thriller, "Earthquake Bird," starring Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough and Naoki Kobayashi.
Firing on all cylinders is nothing new for Christian Bale, Matt Damon, or director James Mangold. Here, they all cross the finish line together.
"The Report" has a lot to say about an important subject, but it gets lost in the proverbial stack of exposition and explanation.
Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story, and when it comes to "The Irishman," this is one heck of a tale, with some of the best there have ever been doing some of their career-best work. For real.
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