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Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck, left) has a difficult relationship with nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges) in Manchester by the Sea.
06 December 2016

As a critic, I’ve always been amused when dissenting readers ask the clichéd question, “Did we even see the same movie?” So it’s ironic to realize I’m...

13 November 2016

 

 

If I told you Moonlight is about an African-American boy growing up in a world of drugs and poverty, you’d probably begin to form...

Boy standing on beach
11 November 2016

If I told you Moonlight is about an African-American boy growing up in a world of drugs and poverty, you’d probably begin to form an image of the...

3D cartoon girl at a table with pencil and book
24 October 2016

What happens when you want to turn a popular work of literature into cinema but it’s not long enough to serve your purposes?

In the case of Tolkien’s...

Man and woman on the floor taking a selfie
30 September 2016

Going to Shadowbox Live can be a humbling experience. The troupe’s so-called “metaperformers” are so busy, ambitious and talented that you can’t help...

Actor portraying Obama
30 August 2016

The average rom-com loves couples who “meet cute.”

The new flickSouthside With You is not exactly a rom-com, and it’s definitely not average...

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