You may not have heard of this one, but it’s just been nominated for an Oscar.
From acclaimed Japanese animation house, Studio Ghibli, The Red Turtle is a near silent film about a man marooned on a desert island, his attempts to leave, and his unexpected fate with a giant red sea turtle.
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When most “normal” people want to work through a dark time of their life, they might write a book or journal. They might talk about it with a confidant or therapist. They might pray and meditate. Woody Harrelson writes, directs, produces, and stars in a single take feature film streamed live into theaters, and based on what he calls one of the worst nights of his life.
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Oh M. Night Shyamalan. Will I ever forgive you for the abomination you turned The Last Airbender into? Probably not. Your latest horror film does, at least, work towards cleansing the bad taste you’ve left in the mouths of moviegoers for the past number of years.
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The year is 1979. Dorethea (Annette Bening) is a chain smoking optimistic lost soul and single mother raising a teen boy Jamie (Lucas Jade Zuhmann). As Jamie enters the difficult waters of adulthood, Dorethea, concerned she can’t help him alone, enlists the help of her both her boarder (Greta Gerwig) and Jamie’s closest friend (Elle Fanning) in raising her son.
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Adapted by Patrick Ness from his 2011 novel, A Monster Calls is a modern fairy tale that will have the audience sobbing by the end.
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The largely unknown stories of three brilliant black women who, behind the scenes at NASA, were crucial to putting the first American in space and beyond.
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Is it too much to hope for to have 2016 bookended by two great movies about anthropomorphic animals?
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Rogue One may be the *big deal* movie this weekend, but make sure you don’t forget about La La Land! We (Washington Area Film Critics Association) did award it best film of the year after all!
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the best Star Wars film ever made.
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Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is one of DC’s most veracious lobbyists with a reputation for winning whatever she puts her mind to. When her firm is approached by the gun lobby, her moral center guides her in a different direction, putting her squarely against one of the most powerful groups on the Hill.
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