Sundance 2019: The Report

With some very strong acting performances, The Report follows a Senate staffer’s thorough investigation into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program. Even though the film starts with the beginning of the investigation in 2009, the flashbacks date back to 2001.  Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver) was tasked with researching the CIA while working as a staffer for U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.  This followed a 14-1 vote by the Senate Intelligence Committee.  As an…

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Tag: You’re It In This Fun Summer Comedy!

Tag is a fun summer comedy about a group of friends who get together during the month of May for a very competitive game.  They’ve been playing tag since since 1983 and one player has never been tagged. Set in 2013, Hogan “Hoagie” Malloy (Ed Helms), Randy “Chilli” Cilliano (Jake Johnson), Kevin Sable (Hannibal Buress), Bob Callahan (Jon Hamm), and Jerry Pierce (Jeremy Renner) have gotten together every May for the last 30 years.  What makes this…

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Beirut: One of Jon Hamm’s Best To Date

Beirut dives into the complexities of what the U.S. Government is willing to do when it comes to saving the life of one of their own. Mason Skiles (Jon Hamm) is an American living in Beiruit in 1972.  However, there is more to the American diplomat than meats the eye.  One of his closest friends, Cal Riley (Mark Pellegrino), just happens to work as a CIA Agent.  When Skiles and his wife host a party,…

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Marjorie Prime: Lois Smith delivers Awards-Worthy Performance in Sci-Fi Indie

The thought-provoking Marjorie Prime goes from stage to screen with Lois Smith delivering an awards-worthy performance. Written for the screen and directed by Michael Almereyda, the film stars Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Lois Smith and Tim Robbins.  Smith reprises her role as Marjorie from Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer-nominated play. Harrison had been inspired to write the play after seeing his grandmother battle dementia and after reading Brian Christian’s 2011 book, The Most Human Human: What Artificial…

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Baby Driver: Does the Edgar Wright film need a sequel?

In a recent podcast interview, writer-director Edgar Wright mentioned that the studio approached him about making a sequel to Baby Driver. The film was produced on a low-to-mid budget of $34 million and honestly, it doesn’t even need a sequel.  It’s good enough standing on its own. “The studio have asked me to think about writing a sequel and it is one of the ones that I might do a sequel to because I think…

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Baby Driver: Music drives Edgar Wright’s Action Thriller

Baby Driver is one of the best films of the first half of 2017 and director Edgar Wright uses music to the film’s advantage. Written and directed by Edgar Wright, Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza Gonzalez, with Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx. My initial thought as I watched the movie last Wednesday was that Baby Driver utilizes the music at a level that the Guardians of the Galaxy…

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