SONG TO SONG

Broad Green Pictures | July 4th Director Terence Malick is about as polarizing a figure as there is in American cinema. And while critical reaction to his latest movie runs the spectrum from “visionary” to “incoherent,” Song to Song does what Malick does best: take an A-list cast (led by Michael...

BIG LITTLE LIES (SEASON 1)

HBO | August 1st – HBO has been best known for some time for its big budget genre efforts like Game of Thrones and Westworld, so it was somewhat surprising their latest hit was a miniseries following the relationships between three very different women in Monterey, California. Leveraging both its...

LOST IN AMERICA

Sony Pictures  | July 25th – Albert Brooks’ 1985 classic about married yuppies (Brooks and the underrated Julie Hagerty) who decide to hit the road and abandon society is getting the Blu-ray treatment, and it’s about time. Much of the issues Brooks addresses, from the existential torment of...

LION

The Weinstein Company | March 21st When he was five years old, Saroo Brierley accidentally climbed aboard the wrong train near his Indian hometown and ended up 930 miles away in Calcutta. His subsequent 25 year odyssey – which will take him from life on the streets to overseas adoption to the eventual...

FENCES

Paramount Pictures | March 14th – By the time you read this, you will know if Denzel Washington won his second Best Actor Oscar – and third overall – for his portrayal of former ballplayer turned Pittsburgh sanitation worker Troy Maxson. But as many have pointed out, it’s Viola Davis as Troy’s...

Queen of Katwe

Disney | January 31st – For young Phiona (Madina Nalwanga), life in the small Ugandan town of Katwe is one of constant hardship. Her fortunes change, however, upon the arrival of missionary Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), who teaches her and the other children how to play chess. Phiona shows real skill...