Is it too much to hope for to have 2016 bookended by two great movies about anthropomorphic animals?
Rogue One may be the *big deal* movie this weekend, but make sure you don’t forget about La La Land! We (Washington Area Film Critics Association) did award it best film of the year after all!
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the best Star Wars film ever made.
Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is one of DC’s most veracious lobbyists with a reputation for winning whatever she puts her mind to. When her firm is approached by the gun lobby, her moral center guides her in a different direction, putting her squarely against one of the most powerful groups on the Hill.
Natalie Portman stars as one of America’s most recognizable first ladies in this portrait of Jackie Kennedy.
When a young girl faces a gruesome tragedy, it changes her in in disturbing ways, shaping her adult life into something grotesque. Or maybe she would have been that way regardless. It’s not really clear.
Disney animation has been in the midst of something of a renaissance lately. Their most recent film takes us to ancient Polynesia and introduces to a girl named Moana.
Nadine (Haillee Steinfeld) is having it rough. Not only does she feel like an outcast among outcasts, her only confidant, her best friend, has just done something unconscionable and their friendship may never recover. A darkly funny, cynically hopeful, joyfully angsty awkward teenage experience on film.
It’s been five years since the Harry Potter films ended but Warner Brothers invites us to enter the wizarding world of J. K. Rowling once again. Is this a new story worth exploring, or is it a needless money-grabbing prequel? Well, kind of both.
In 1958, a young couple in Virginia got married and was sentenced to prison and exile because of it. What followed would change the constitution of the country and do away with laws against interracial marriage. A true story.