A story about tremendous loss, heartbreak, addiction, forgiveness and recovery, Cake is a beautiful and inspiring film driven by a note-worthy performance from Jennifer Aniston.
Director Daniel Barnz’s (2012’s Won’t Back Down) film follows Claire (Jennifer Aniston), a woman who suffers from chronic pain from an injury that happened years ago. Claire attends a weekly support group led by stern yet hopeful Annette (Felicity Huffman), that was recommended by her doctor in order to help her grieve and recover.
Claire’s husband (Chris Messina) left her after her unwillingness to get better and her alienation from the world, so Claire depends on her …
I am currently giving away 5 Admit-2 passes run-of-engagement passes to A24 Films’ A Most Violent Year starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain. Tweet me at @dcfilmgirl with your favorite Jessica Chastain film and the first 5 people will win the passes!
The passes are valid starting January 20 at the Angelika Mosaic in Fairfax, VA.
A Most Violent Year is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) and Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), this …
There has not been a film so raw and real about Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects the life of the diseased person and their family like directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s Still Alice.
Based on the novel by Lisa Genova, Still Alice tells the story of Dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore), a world-renowned linguistics expert and professor at Harvard University. Alice and her husband John (Alec Baldwin) lead a busy but happy life in Manhattan, while their three grown-up children Anna (Kate Bosworth), Tom (Hunter Parrish) and Lydia (Kristen Stewart) remain in close contact with them.
When Alice begins to …
There’s not a single soul who grew up with Paddington Bear that didn’t love him. And if you didn’t grow up with the lovable bear, after you watch this film, you’ll be sure to fall in love with the Peruvian bear just like I did. Director Paul King reignites the story of Paddington Bear in his film, keeping with the old-fashioned charm of the beloved story while adding modern elements.
Based on the character by Michael Bond, Paddington tells the story of an extremely unique bear that once lived in the forests of Peru with his charming bear Aunt and Uncle. …
Led by a powerful Ethan Hawke and a remarkable breakout performance by Sarah Snook, Predestination might be the most interesting movie about time travel in recent years.
Written and directed by The Spierig Brothers (2009’s Daybreakers, which I really enjoyed in theaters), Predestination tells the story of a man (Ethan Hawke), who is a part-time bartender and also a time-traveling Temporal Agent. The Barkeep uses time-travel to keep law enforced, but in his last mission, he must pursue a criminal who has baffled him throughout time.
There are several other elements and plot points in the film, but they won’t be given …
Happy New Year!! A new year means a whole lot of new movies and these are the ones that I am most excited about! Hopefully it will be a good year for book adaptations, superhero films, science-fiction thrillers and fairy tales! The movies are listed in order of the projected release date. Which movies are you excited about? Any ones that I missed? Cheers to an amazing 2015!
The Most Anticipated Films of 2015
Fifty Shades of Grey
Kingsman: The Secret Service
The Last Five Years
Maps to the Stars
Divergent Series: Insurgent
Z for Zach
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Mad Max: Fury Road
Pitch Perfect 2
Untitled Cameron …
2014 has proven to be an exciting and surprising time at the movies! 2013 produced some of my favorite movies of the last couple of years including The Great Gatsby, Spring Breakers and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Films that I have watched more than I would like to admit! But this year gave us some of the best performances and movies that I am sure we will all be watching for years to come. With six perfect 5-star ratings, several 4.5-stars and 4-star ratings, this year took me by surprise.
Of course there are those films that are absolutely gut-wrenching …