DVD Reviews
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (DVD Review)

A great design and middling story make this a watchable but unimpressive expansion of the Harry Potter franchise.

Silence

One of the best films of 2016, and certainly the one almost nobody saw, "Silence" is a deeply affecting depiction of the struggle between faith and church.

Lion stars Dev Patel as Saroo, a boy lost thousands of miles from home in India

Lion

A worthy but overrated drama about a lost child longing to return home as an adult, "Lion" is the classic parable of the book being better than the movie.

Fences

Director/actor Denzel Washington and his cast bring us an amazing translation of August Wilson's play, penned by the playwright himself.

Moana

“Moana” is a completely original and delightful tale that pulls its inspiration from the mythology of the various Polynesian cultures.

Allied

It got lost in the shuffle of year-end Oscar hopefuls, but "Allied" is a top-drawer WWII drama that goes beyond the usual spy thriller tropes.

Manchester By the Sea

Sad movies have a place in our lives. And it would be a pity to skip one of the best films of 2016.
An alien craft hovers above the water in "Arrival," a 2016 Paramount Pictures release directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Arrival

A fine science fiction drama, more contemplative and imaginative than we usually see. But a Best Picture Oscar nominee?