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The Glass Castle

2017

A True Story Impeccably Performed

Drama

In 2005 I attended a National Federation of Press Women Conference in New York City. Our Keynote speaker was Jeannette Walls who spoke about her new book, The Glass Castle, a memoir of her and her

Detroit

2017

Another Profound Film by Kathryn Bigelow

Drama R

Detroit is about the riots that took place in Motor City in 1967. Kathryn Bigelow directs, Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) wrote the screenplay. These multitalented filmmakers have taken a true life drama and produced a film


 

Dunkirk

2017

Absolutely Stunning

Biography R

During nine days in late May and early June of 1940, more than 330,000 British, French, Belgian, and Canadian soldiers were evacuated from a beach in the French coastal town of Dunkirk, where they had been

The Big Sick

2017

Romcom with a difference

Romance R

The Big Sick is a charming film with a terrible (if fitting) title, which starts out as a typical rom-com but veers off into unexpected territory in the second act.

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Spider Man
Homecoming

2017

The Best Film of the Series

Action PG-13

Bright young star Tom Holland is bringing youth and vigor back to the character of Spider Man! Playing a 15 year-old high school student in the new Spider Man: Homecoming, Holland reinvigorates the stale character from

Megan Leavy

2017

Offering The Ultimate Sacrifice

Drama PG-13

Megan Leavey joined the Marine Corps for  several reasons when things were not going her way. At first she has a kind of  “why am I here and did I do the wrong thing attitude”? A