If Beale Street Could Talk is Beautifully Directed

Beautifully directed, If Beale Street Could Talk is able to raise the bar on what we come to expect from writer-director Barry Jenkins. If you didn’t notice it with Moonlight, Barry Jenkins has a way with telling a story on camera.  If Beale Street Could Talk further enhances his work as a storyteller.  Jenkins puts so much care into the film even if it’s James Baldwin’s words that he adapts on screen.  We especially see…

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6 Balloons: A Sincere Addiction Drama

6 Balloons is a film that shows what a sibling is willing to give up in order to save the other sibling. Abbi Jacobson and Dave Franco star as a pair of siblings, Katie and Seth.  The latter of which has a two-year-old daughter, Ella, and is being sent off to detox yet again for his heroine problem.  It’s July and when she could be doing anything else, she’s driving him around Los Angeles with…

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The Little Hours: One of The Most Hysterical Films of 2017

The Little Hours returned to Chicago two months after its appearance in the Chicago Critics Film Festival and is one of the funniest movies of the year.  Writer/Director Jeff Baena and star Aubrey Plaza were on hand for a Q&A session at two of screenings this weekend. Written for the screen and directed by Baena, the film stars Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Jemima Kirke,…

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