• Bridge to Terabithia

    Bridge to Terabithia

    ★★★½

    The life of Jesse (Josh Hutcherson), an adolescent, changes when he befriends Leslie (AnnaSophia Robb), the class outsider. The children create an imaginary world called Terabithia, which is inhabited by all manner of magical creatures. Though difficulties fill their ordinary lives, Jesse and Leslie rule as king and queen in Terabithia. Soon one of the friends must draw on the strength of their imaginary kingdom to cope with a tragedy. Bridge To Terabithia's scope is surprisingly broad for a family film: it deals with identity, family, the nature of courage, the difficulty of being an outsider and even God. But its main thrust is friendship.

  • Where the Wild Things Are

    Where the Wild Things Are

    ★★★★

    Max runs away from home wearing his wolf costume and mentally travels to an imaginary world where a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures crown him as their ruler. A film for anyone who's ever climbed trees, grazed knees or basked in the comfort of a parent's sympathy as they've pulled you off the ground crying. It'll make your inner child run wild. Sports a sense of adventure and paints a wonderful picture.

  • Synchronic

    Synchronic

    ★★★½

    When New Orleans paramedics and longtime best friends Steve and Dennis are called to a series of bizarre and gruesome accidents, they chalk it up to a mysterious new drug found at the scene. But after Dennis' oldest daughter disappears, Steve stumbles upon a terrifying truth about the supposed psychedelic that will challenge everything he knows about reality -- and the flow of time itself. When a movie takes you on the kind of ride that Synchronic does, in such…

  • Men of Honor

    Men of Honor

    ★★★

    Carl Brashear (Cuba Gooding Jr.) is an ambitious sharecropper who joins the U.S. Navy to become the world's first black master diver. But as he works through diving training, the bitter and racist Master Chief Billy Sunday (Robert De Niro) sets out to make Carl's journey as difficult as possible. Despite the entire Navy doubting his potential and sabotaging his training, the determined Carl proves that he can overcome the discrimination around him. Gooding is the ideal actor to portray Brashear. Not only does Gooding perform the physical demands of the role, he also meets all the emotional challenges. It is an unforgettable performance.

  • Rush

    Rush

    ★★★★

    In the mid-1970s, charismatic English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) share an intense rivalry in Formula 1 racing. Driving vehicles that are little more than gas-filled, rolling bombs, Hunt and Lauda burn up the track, all the while pushing themselves to the breaking point of physical and mental endurance. Meanwhile, the women (Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara) in their lives can only watch as both drivers risk death with every lap. Considering the…

  • Thunderheart

    Thunderheart

    ★★★½

    An FBI agent with a Sioux background is sent to a reservation for an investigation. As he overcomes the tactics of his fellow agents and gets attuned to his heritage, he gains the trust of the locals. A fascinating murder mystery story that at the same time brings to our attention the plight of the modern Indians living on the reservation. Behind the fiction is a very real history of conflict between Indian activists and the FBI, which culminated in the Wounded Knee siege of 1973.

  • Bad Samaritan

    Bad Samaritan

    ★★★½

    A young valet breaks into a man's home and discovers a terrified woman who's chained and gagged. After notifying the police, he soon becomes the target of the psychopath's wrath as he tries to rescue the victim that he left behind. (Bad Samaritan) is the tale of an immigrant taking on a dangerous, out of touch, entitled, rich jerk. The plot is well structured and keeps you guessing who really is this guy? Should we be nosy into others doings?

  • The Good Son

    The Good Son

    ★★★½

    Mark (Elijah Wood), a young boy who loses his mother, must stay with his extended family while his father is away on business. Mark becomes acquainted with his cousin Henry (Macaulay Culkin). However, the extent of Henry's depravity becomes clear when Mark sees him kill a neighbor's dog and intentionally create a traffic pileup on the highway. After a supposed mishap on an icy pond with Henry's sister Connie (Quinn Culkin), Mark tries to reveal Henry's crimes before it's too…

  • Trouble with the Curve

    Trouble with the Curve

    ★★★½

    A veteran baseball scout, whose health has seen better days, insists on one last scouting job. His unwilling partner is his estranged daughter, who also wants to get a grip on their relationship. (Trouble with the Curve) is a name that has two meanings as it touches not just on the game of baseball but learning to connect when the going gets tough. If you can accomplish your true desires and what you feel is right you are sure to hit any curve ball.

  • The Whistleblower

    The Whistleblower

    ★★★★½

    The experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a cop from Nebraska, who worked as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and exposed a U.N. sex scandal that was covered up. This is a truly depressing film, without any sense of release. You may even be tempted to give up on the human race while watching men casually trade and rape girls for a few measly dollars. Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) does everything she can to find a measure of justice for these foreign women n the sex trade in a unwinnable cause. Sometimes the world is just not morally just.

  • Roman J. Israel, Esq.

    Roman J. Israel, Esq.

    ★★★★

    Roman J. Israel is an idealistic defense attorney whose life gets upended when his boss and mentor -- the legendary civil rights icon William Henry Jackson -- dies unexpectedly. He's then recruited to join a law firm led by George Pierce, an ambitious lawyer who was one of Jackson's former students. Israel's legacy of activism soon gets put to the test when he takes on the case of Langston Bailey, a young man accused of murdering a convenience store clerk.…

  • The First Purge

    The First Purge

    ★★★

    The New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) decides to test a sociological theory that aims at reducing the crime rates but things get out of hand when two rival groups face each other. This prequel, depicting how the concept of the Purge came to be, presents a deep, existential question which, by the day, seems to grow in power. Some times groups like to be right even when they are wrong.