Film Review: Beautiful Boy

★★★☆☆ Belgian director Felix van Groeningen brings his talents to bear on the true story of Nic Sheff (Timothée Chalamet), a talented and charismatic young writer eaten up and spat out by drug addiction. The result is a nicely shot, often very moving, but ultimately safe drama with two Academy-baiting Continue Reading

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Film Review: Out of Blue

★★★☆☆ Based on the Martin Amis novel Night Train, Carol Morley’s Out of Blue is a metaphysical neo-noir with a world-weary performance from Patricia Clarkson. Detective Mike Hoolihan (Clarkson) is investigating the mysterious death of an astrophysicist, Jennifer Rockwell (Mamie Gummer). As the investigation and Jennifer’s research begin to fray Continue Reading