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Hacksaw Ridge
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
21 days ago via Flixster
½

Mel Gibson has a way of presenting history on film unlike any other director I can think of. The story in which the film is based on is truly a remarkable one, and it's hard to believe it hasn't been made into a movie yet. And yet, now couldn't be a better time for a film like this, directed by a director like Gibson. While it doesn't reach the heights of Gibson's previous films (Braveheart, Passion of the Christ, Apocolypto), it proves effective at showcasing the carnage of war, and the heroism and goodness of man side-by-side. Aiding Gibson in achieving this feat is a bravo performance by Andrew Garfield!

Arrival
Arrival (2016)
21 days ago via Flixster
½

Not wanting to give anything away, I'm not entirely sure if the ending was as impactful to me as I thought it would have been. Having said that, director Denis Villeneuve gives us a tense philosophically dense sci-fi film that I believe one will appreciate more and more with repeat viewings.

Sausage Party
Sausage Party (2016)
2 months ago via Flixster

It was clever but just not that funny, relying too much on it's one-joke premise.

My Blind Brother
2 months ago via Flixster

A very pleasant surprise. Nick Kroll and Jenny Slate have great chemistry and Adam Scott is perfectly cast as the titular brother. There is an authenticity to the relationships. Never once did I think that what was happening on screen could only happen in the movies which is a credit to both the performances and the screenwriter, Sophie Goodhart.

The Light Between Oceans
2 months ago via Flixster
½

The film has a definite final act problem. The first two thirds of the film movingly capture the budding romance between Tom and Isabel. Fassbender and Vikander are terrific in their respective roles and have great chemistry. But when the film shifts to the melodramatic elements of the main conflict, Cianfrance fails to capture the same level of detail in those situations that he was able to find in the beginning. This does not ruin the entire film for the audience, but you do feel like you've just watched a brilliant figure-skating performance by an athlete who failed to stick the final landing.