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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Review & Rating


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Video Review

Summary: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a 2016 British fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. A spin-off of the Harry Potter film series, the film was written by J. K. Rowling (in her screenwriting debut), inspired by her book of the same name. The film stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander with Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo and Colin Farrell.

Principal photography began at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden on 17 August 2015. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Thempremiered in New York City on 10 November 2016 and is scheduled to be released worldwide on 18 November 2016 in 3D, IMAX 4K Laser and other large format theatres. Written by Wikipedia

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Storyline: The year is 1926 and Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds. Written by IMDB

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Critic Reviews

100 The Guardian | Peter Bradshaw
That entertainment enchanter JK Rowling has come storming back to the world of magic in a shower of supernatural sparks – and created a glorious fantasy-romance adventure. Read full review

88 St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Calvin Wilson
Shares the magical appeal of the “Harry Potter” movies, which should come as no surprise. Read full review

88 Charlotte Observer | Lawrence Toppman
The filmmakers beautifully balance goofy moments with Gothic darkness. Read full review

83 Consequence of Sound | Allison Shoemaker
There’s something sad, frightening, or even disturbing around nearly every corner. Still, there’s delight in the world, and it’s hardly in short supply. Read full review

83 Indiewire | Eric Kohn
The “Potter” movies were so well conceived that they contain endless possibilities for more entries, and “Fantastic Beasts” takes the bait right on cue, not repeating a formula so much as enriching it with a spellbinding polish. Read full review

80 Arizona Republic | Bill Goodykoontz
It’s all quite intricate and entertaining and terrific to look at. The “Fantastic” of the title might be stretching things a bit, but it doesn’t miss the mark by much. Better still, it makes you look forward to, and not dread, the next installment — and that’s real magic. Read full review

80 New York Daily News | Joe Dziemianowicz
Director David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” films, is in his element with this mix of wand-waving and rollicking adventure. He keeps the overstuffed story zipping along for the most part. And he’s thrown in all the eye-popping wonders that $180 million can buy. Read full review

80 Time Out London | Cath Clarke
This entertaining first spin-off from the Harry Potter movies is both inventive and familiar – and Eddie Redmayne makes an endearing new wizarding lead. Read full review

80 The Telegraph | Robbie Collin
The film is immaculately cast, and the chemistry between its four heroes holds your eye with its firework fizz. Read full review

78 Austin Chronicle | Josh Kupecki
While Fantastic Beasts suffers from some symptoms we’ve basically taken as par for the course in recent high-profile Hollywood spectacles: too many set-pieces, various plotlines stitched together like a quilt, and one-note supporting roles (pretty sure Jon Voight – playing a newspaper mogul – is just there to introduce himself for subsequent entries), it is also really fun. Read full review

75 Christian Science Monitor | Peter Rainer
The film is fine enough to make you forgive, if not forget, the fact that it exists primarily as a corporate enterprise and not as an imaginative tour de force. Read full review

75 Washington Post | Michael O’Sullivan
The plot thickens, along with the emotional tension, which was always the best part of the Potter universe, and not the dazzling special effects. Read full review

75 ReelViews | James Berardinelli
Fantastic Beasts is an enjoyable stand-alone but its position as the progenitor of a new franchise remains unclear.Read full review

75 | Susan Wloszczyna
As with most complicated narratives, it is best to simply sit back at some point and enjoy the ride. Read full review

75 Boston Globe | Ty Burr
The new film is a juicily enjoyable crowd-pleaser that works hard at expanding to fit the size of its ambitions and that wants to give the audience a high old time while slipping in reminders of how low some people may sink in the pursuit of power. Read full review

75 San Francisco Chronicle | Peter Hartlaub
It’s a solid first step into the magical world of the familiar. Escapist entertainment for crowds that prefer to know their destination in advance. Read full review

75 Chicago Tribune | Michael Phillips
The storytelling rhythm gets a bit pokey for the amount of story being told…. But director Yates knows his way around this stuff. The visual evocation of ’20s Manhattan with a twist offers considerable satisfaction, as does Redmayne’s embodiment of a boy-man more comfortable in the company of animals than with humans. Read full review

75 USA Today | Brian Truitt
Director David Yates’ entertaining introduction of awkward hero and magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) is a confident and surprisingly funny adventure that’s more charming than most of the eight Harry Potter films. Read full review

75 Rolling Stone | Peter Travers
The real stars here are the beasts, supposedly ugly, weird and dangerous, but paragons of FX creativity in service of genuine ideas. Read full review

75 Philadelphia Inquirer | Tirdad Derakhshani
Yates and Rowling skillfully weave their bleak – and very blunt-edged – message into the fabric of the story. It might be wildly out of place in a fantasy aimed at tweens, but it’s a welcome change from the usual vapid blockbuster. Read full review

75 Chicago Sun-Times | Richard Roeper
The special effects are of course top level (though again, I wouldn’t say they’re breathtakingly special); the sets are amazingly rich in detail; the cinematography is fluid and vibrant. The result is an effective if not everlasting magical spell. Read full review

74 The Verge | Tasha Robinson
While Fantastic Beasts’ erratic leaps between murderous gravity and childish silliness are distracting, one thing is consistent: the characters here can be silly, broad, naïve, bungling, or just one-dimensional, but a surprising number of them are in some form of pain. Read full review

70 Los Angeles Times | Justin Chang
It both benefits and suffers from the relentless commercial logic that has, for the moment, placed a bit of a stranglehold on its own considerable magic. Read full review

70 The New York Times | Manohla Dargis
With the strange caws and showy displays, these beasties provide a lot of the movie’s easygoing pleasures. The adults are rather less engaging. Read full review

70 Variety | Peter Debruge
Maintaining Yates as director lends a consistency to the project, and yet, it would have been refreshing to get a completely new take on Rowling’s world with this series, especially considering how murky and self-serious they got in the final chapters. Still, Yates knows this world as well as anyone, and he excels at finding visual solutions for challenging ideas. Read full review

70 Screen International | Tim Grierson
Like the wizarding movies to which it’s connected, Fantastic Beasts is better the darker it gets, especially in a robust final reel where the film fully hits its stride. Read full review

70 The Hollywood Reporter | John DeFore
Invention and effects are the name of the game here, predictably, and this world invites us in as effectively as the best of the Potter episodes…. Somewhat less effective is the film’s character-bonding agenda. Read full review

70 TheWrap | Jason Solomons
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has all the makings of a huge family blockbuster, but all the bloated traps of those, too. It hasn’t quite got the balance right. Read full review

67 The Playlist | Will Ashton
As a world-building exercise, Fantastic Beasts often succeeds. It’s charming, playful and welcoming in ways these movies haven’t been since the first two installments, and the patchiness of the plot is often forgiven because these characters are likable, rather affable, and well-cast. Read full review

67 Entertainment Weekly | Chris Nashawaty
Fantastic Beasts is two-plus hours of meandering eye candy that feels numbingly inconsequential. Read full review

63 The Seattle Times | Moira Macdonald
There’s room for improvement in the “Fantastic Beasts” universe; perhaps we’ll see it in the next installment or two. Meanwhile — even if you, like me, are a bit Pottered out and wish Rowling would devote herself instead to her marvelous Cormoran Strike detective-novel series (magic comes in many forms) — it’s still a pleasure to revisit the author’s world. Read full review

60 Slate | Dan Kois|
While it’s a decent table-setter and a welcome return to a magical world that many of us love dearly, it’s no Force Awakens, bogged down as it is by exposition, dull characters, and sludgy pacing. Read full review

60 Village Voice | Bilge Ebiri
Fantastic Beasts is often lovely to look at, at times even stirring, but there’s very little to hold on to, story- or character-wise. Read full review

60 We Got This Covered | Matt Donato
Fantastic Beasts is both a slice of magical monster mayhem and severely underwritten storytelling, landing somewhere between “pretty passable” and “zany fun” – but certainly nothing fantastic. Read full review

60 TimeStep | hanie Zacharek
The picture—directed by David Yates, who also gave us the last four Harry Potter films, terrific ones—feels both sprawling and crowded, as if it were trying to pack too much mythology into one cramped crawlspace. Read full review

60 Empire | Helen O’Hara
Big, bold and teeming with imagination, it is so busy world-building that it occasionally forgets to have fun. But with this heavy lifting done, there’s every reason to hope for an even more magical adventure next time. Read full review

60 ScreenCrush | Erin Whitney
Fantastic Beasts is a good movie, and offers a fun and inventive return to Rowling’s wizarding world, but it could have been a better movie if didn’t waste so much time setting up a new franchise. Read full review

60 Total Film | Jamie Graham
What Fantastic Beasts lacks in wonderment it almost makes up for in scares and subtext. Read full review

58 The A.V. Club | Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Patchy but occasionally charming, the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them delivers most of what has come to be expected from J.K. Rowling’s book series and its successful film adaptations. Read full review

58 Tampa Bay Times | Steve Persall
Not even J.K. Rowling can say abracadabra and make a worthwhile movie franchise appear. The lightning that struck Harry Potter once merely grazes Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, turning the sorcerer’s mentor into a fantasy apprentice. Read full review

50 Wall Street Journal | Joe Morgenstern
We can all use more magic in our lives, and that promise is fulfilled quite delightfully at first. But extravagant creatures of digital descent can’t sustain a story that does little more than set the scene for a long string of sequels. Read full review

50 MTV News | Amy Nicholson
Newt lacks soul. So, too, does his movie. Read full review

50 New York Post | Sara Stewart
Unfortunately, the cast of characters you’ll find here is a pale imitation of her Hogwarts heroes. Read full review

50 Movie Nation | Roger Moore
Perhaps some adults can lose themselves in this world, reveling in the magic, plumbing for Rowling’s themes and deeper meaning. Not me. Read full review

42 The Film Stage | Daniel Schindel
This is Marvel imitation at its most tedious. It’s particularly disappointing given how, in her original Harry Potter books, screenwriter J.K. Rowling demonstrated a deft ability to put in subtle foreshadowing and use characters and elements that would later take on new significance. Read full review

40 New York Magazine (Vulture) | David Edelstein
The movie might pass muster for kids weaned on the Harry Potter films — I shudder to think of the movies that pleased me when I was 7 or 8 — and uncritical critics. But you’d have to be desperate for another Potter fix to think this is magical entertainment. It’s thoroughly No-Maj. Read full review

38 The Globe and Mail (Toronto) | Mark Medley
The problem with this spinoff is, like homework, you’d rather be doing something else with your time. Read full review

38 Slant Magazine | Eric Henderson
The film exists resolutely outside of salience and doggedly within the comfort of escapism. Read full review


Official Sites: Official siteIMDBWikipedia
Country: UK | USA
Language: English
Release Date: 18 November 2016 (USA)
Genres: Adventure | Family | Fantasy
Runtime: 133 min
Production: Heyday Films, Warner Bros.
Filming Locations: Leavesden Studios, Leavesden, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Budget: $180,000,000 (estimated)

Director Credit
David Yates Director


Writer Credit
J.K. Rowling Written By


Principal Cast Credit
Alison Sudol Queenie Goldstein
Carmen Ejogo Seraphina Picquery
Colin Farrell Percival Graves
Dan Fogler Jacob Kowalski
Eddie Redmayne Newt Scamander
Ezra Miller Credence
Katherine Waterston Porpentina Goldstein


Cast Credit
Akin Gazi Auror
Alison Sudol Queenie Goldstein
Attila G. Kerekes New York Citizen
Carmen Ejogo Seraphina Picquery
Chloe de Burgh Tenement Woman
Christine Marzano Exterminator
Cinta Laura Kiehl Candy Store Girl
Colin Farrell Percival Graves
Dan Fogler Jacob Kowalski
Denis Khoroshko Banker Smirnoff
Dino Fazzani Factory Worker
Eddie Redmayne Newt Scamander
Elizabeth Moynihan Executioner #1
Ezra Miller Kredan
Faith Wood-Blagrove Modesty
Flor Ferraco Bank Client
Gemma Chan Cast
Jason Newell Sasquatch
Jenn Murray Chastity
Joe Malone Young Wizard
Joelle Koissi New York Citizen
Johnny Depp Gellert Grindelwald
Jon Voight Henry Shaw, Sr
Jorge Leon Martinez Spaniard Ship Passenger
Kamil Lemieszewski Polish Noble Man/Jan Kowalski
Karl Farrer Banker
Katherine Waterston Porpentina Scamander
Lasco Atkins Pedestrian
Lobna Futers Witch
Lucie Pohl Secretary
Peter Breitmayer Gilbert Bingley
Richard Douglas Gentleman
Ron Perlman Gnarlack
Ronan Raftery Laurence
Sam Redford Customs Official
Samantha Morton Mary Lou
Sean Cronin Criminal
Zoë Kravitz Cast


Producer Credit
David Heyman Production Executive
J.K. Rowling Producer
Lionel Wigram Producer
Neil Blair Producer
Rick Senat Executive Producer
Steve Kloves Producer
Tim Lewis Executive Producer


Music Credit
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Nocturnal Animals Movie Review


Nocturnal Animals Movie Video Review

Storyline: A “story inside a story,” in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called “Nocturnal Animals,” which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself. Written by IMDB

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Summary: Nocturnal Animals is a 2016 American neo-noir psychological thriller film written, co-produced, and directed by Tom Ford, based on the 1993 novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright. The film stars an ensemble cast featuring Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough, and Michael Sheen. Principal photography began on October 5, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

It was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize. The film is scheduled to be released in America on November 23, 2016, by Focus Features. Written by Wikipedia

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Critic Reviews

100 The Hollywood Reporter | David Rooney
Confidently dovetailing three strands that depict present and past reality, as well as a dark fictional detour that functions as a blunt real-life rebuke, the film once again demonstrates that Ford is both an intoxicating sensualist and an accomplished storyteller, with as fine an eye for character detail as he has for color and composition. Read full review

100 The Guardian | Peter Bradshaw
Some of the scenes in the LA art world are a bit broad. But this is a terrifically absorbing thriller with that vodka-kick of pure malice. Read full review

91 The Film Stage | Rory O’Connor
With everything going on, Nocturnal Animals is the sort of narrative and tonal minefield that a lesser director could easily have gotten lost in. Ford allows us to consider and cherish each unique thread and wonder just how it could all possibly come together. Read full review

91 Indiewire | Ben Croll
Nocturnal Animals is an impressively ambitious effort, one part mean Texas thriller, one part middle-age melodrama, and makes for a meta-textual riddle that is almost as pleasurable to reflect on as it to actually watch. Read full review

90 We Got This Covered | Darren Ruecker
Nocturnal Animals confirms Tom Ford as an essential director, as he gives us two dazzling stories that combine for one powerful movie experience. Read full review

90 Variety | Owen Gleiberman
Ford is a true moviemaker — a social observer who’s a junkie for sensation and narrative. He has structured Nocturnal Animals beautifully, so that the past feeds into the present, and fiction into reality. Read full review

88 ReelViews | James Berardinelli
Nocturnal Animals employs one of the most inventive uses of neo noir tropes and techniques I have seen in recent years. Intense, insightful, and strangely powerful, Tom Ford’s adaptation of Austin Wright’s novel, Tony and Susan, assumes an intelligent audience. Read full review

88 Rolling Stone | Peter Travers
Ford hits it out of the park again in Nocturnal Animals, a stunning film noir that resonates with ghostly, poetic terror. Read full review

85 TheWrap | Alonso Duralde
Nocturnal Animals packs a real punch and confirms that “A Single Man” was no fluke. Read full review

83 Entertainment Weekly | Leah Greenblatt
The movie’s lofty narrative ambitions never quite catch up with its aesthetics, but it’s still a fantastic beast of a film, intoxicating and strange. Read full review

80 Village Voice | Bilge Ebiri
Ford has given us a surprisingly candid peek into the creative process, into the strange little hurts — perceived or real, toxic or justified — that make up the soul of an artist. No, we may not like what we find in there. But I’m not sure he does, either. Read full review

80 Los Angeles Times | Justin Chang
The writer-director invests a tricky narrative juggling act with an intensity of human feeling that is the opposite of skin-deep. He tears through the veil of slick, self-admiring style that has both unlocked and at times obscured his very real merits as an artist. Read full review

80 New York Daily News | Stephen Whitty
It sounds a little too clever, but it’s not. It’s just clever enough. Read full review

80 Empire | Will Lawrence
Ford’s artfully composed and emotionally clever noir is well-paced and, in stark contrast to the naked flesh that opens the film, never, ever sags. Read full review

80 Total Film | Kevin Harley
Style is substance in Ford’s second film. Unlike many puzzle-piece movies, it thrills on every level. Read full review

80 The Telegraph | Robbie Collin
Everything that works in Nocturnal Animals is intoxicating, provocative, delicious – and happily, so is everything that doesn’t. Read full review

75 The A.V. Club | Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Like Ford’s debut, Nocturnal Animals treats film as a medium of luxury, where the emotive and the self-indulgent cross paths. He is primarily a sensualist. Read full review

75 Washington Post | Michael O’Sullivan
It’s a tale bluntly told that arouses intense, evanescent emotion and then leaves you haunted, long afterward, by provocative but arguably answerable questions. Read full review

75 USA Today | Brian Truitt
From the bizarre opening (featuring a plethora of naked obese women) to the film’s parallel narratives conceit, there’s no shortage of style, though incoherence butts in from time to time. Read full review

75 San Francisco Chronicle | Mick LaSalle
There’s a mood, a feeling about life, that pervades Nocturnal Animals, one that’s expressed in visual terms. Read full review

75 New York Post | Kyle Smith
I’d love to tell you Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals is a cinematic masterpiece, and for most of its running time, that’s what I was planning to do. You must see it. But a great movie requires a great ending, and Nocturnal Animals doesn’t have one. Read full review

75 The Playlist | Jessica Kiang
Ford’s attempt to synthesize the two halves of his film into a coherent whole is what sells it all short. Read full review

70 Screen International | Fionnuala Halligan
As a screenwriter, Ford has made some brave choices in a difficult, complex adaptation. As a director, though, he veers between delivering far too much, and yet not quite enough. Read full review

67 Austin Chronicle | Marc Savlov
It’s a narratively audacious, ultra-stylish, and at times queasily violent film that’s likely to polarize audiences even as they find themselves unable to tear their eyes from the screen. Read full review

63 Boston Globe | Ty Burr
I don’t mean it as a cheap shot, but Nocturnal Animals is very like an exquisitely rendered window display. It’s something at which you pause and peer into and catch your breath — and then move on. Read full review

63 Slant Magazine | Jesse Cataldo
Nocturnal Animals gets close to a double-barreled satirical thriller commenting on the historic rift between city and country. Read full review

60 The New York Times | Manohla Dargis
There’s much to admire in Nocturnal Animals, including Mr. Ford’s ambition, but too often it feels like the work of an observant student. Read full review

60 Arizona Republic | Bill Goodykoontz
There’s a story within a story here, one more compelling and relatable than the other. Perhaps that’s by design. But even if that’s the case, it doesn’t mean the two parts co-exist comfortably, no matter what the intent. Read full review

60 Time | Stephanie Zacharek
As shot by the gifted cinematographer Seamus McGarvey, Nocturnal Animals is beautiful—or at least arresting—every minute, and it sure isn’t boring. But it’s unclear exactly what Ford is trying to say, though it’s clear he’s trying hard to say something. And that’s the most frustrating thing about this picture. Read full review

60 ScreenCrush | Erin Whitney
Nocturnal Animals doesn’t have much substance, but its dazzling style is hard to completely resist. Read full review

60 CineVue | John Bleasdale
It’s gorgeous, lush and fun, but there’s an underlying silliness to the endeavour which, despite occasional archness, constantly threatens to trivialise events. Read full review

50 Chicago Sun-Times | Richard Roeper
This is a bloodless, cold, self-congratulatory exercise in style for style’s sake. Read full review

50 New York Observer Rex Reed
The juxtaposition of tone, theme and content in the narratives fails beyond the basic ideas. This leaves the capable Gyllenhaal to do little more than scream and rant hysterically. Read full review

50 Miami Herald | Rene Rodriguez
The actors all suffer beautifully, but their pain doesn’t register: It’s all affectations and red-rimmed eyes. Read full review

50 Movie Nation | Roger Moore
The terrible, only-happens-in-the-movies crime and his character’s investigation of it are all that animate these “Nocturnal Creatures.” Read full review

50 Consequence of Sound | Sarah Kurchak
Lofty ideas of class, thwarted ambition, the superficiality of L.A. life, the nature of love, and the meaning of art are all explicitly addressed – and maybe discussed in a pretentious conversation or two – and then just as easily dropped, as if the simple act of naming themes is enough to establish their continued relevance in the film. Read full review

40 The New Yorker | Anthony Lane
I felt sorry for Gyllenhaal, berated in both his personae for being weak, and for Adams, strapped and laced into a role that scarcely lets her breathe. Read full review

40 Time Out London | Dave Calhoun
It’s the fashion designer’s second movie after his 2009 debut A Single Man, and this is a far more ambitious film, with its sprawling cast, various periods, layered storytelling and musings on life and art. But it’s also far less endearing and coherent, and feels almost unbearably cruel and cynical. Read full review

38 The Globe and Mail (Toronto) | Barry Hertz
When you combine the megawattage of Gyllenhaal and Adams with Ford’s directorial … well, “prowess” would be too strong a word, so let’s go with “vision.” So, when you combine those two actors with Ford’s vision, what you get is a ridiculous, high-camp mess that could easily be mistaken for substance, if it weren’t so irredeemably silly. Read full review

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Official Sites: Official Facebook, IMDBWikipedia
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 9 December 2016 (USA)
Genres: Drama | Thriller
Runtime: 117 min
Production: Fade to Black Productions, Focus Features, Universal Pictures
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Budget: $22,500,000 (estimated)

Director Credit
Tom Ford Director


Writer Credit
Austin Wright Based On The Novel “Tony And Susan” By
Tom Ford Screenplay By


Principal Cast Credit
Aaron Taylor-Johnson Ray Marcus
Amy Adams Susan Morrow
Isla Fisher Laura Hastings
Jake Gyllenhaal Tony Hastings/Edward Sheffield
Michael Shannon Bobby Andes


Cast Credit
Aaron Taylor-Johnson Ray Marcus
Amanda Fields Art Gallery Guest
Amy Adams Susan Morrow
Andrea Riseborough Alessia
Armie Hammer Walker Morrow
Celeste Octavia Super Model
Ellie Bamber India Hastings
Franco Vega Driver
Imogen Waterhouse Chloe
India Menuez Samantha Morrow
Isla Fisher Laura Hastings
Jack Wallace Old Man
Jake Gyllenhaal Tony Hastings/Edward Sheffield
Karl Glusman Lou
Kim Basinger Anne Sutton
Kristin Bauer Cast
Laura Linney Anne Sutton
Maria Zyrianova Blonde Woman
Michael Shannon Bobby Andes
Michael Sheen Carlos
Neil Jackson Christopher
Nick Hounslow Party Attendee
Robert Aramayo Turk


Producer Credit
Alexandra Nourafchan Associate Producer
Diane L. Sabatini Co-Producer
Mark Harris Line Producer: 2nd Unit
Robert Salerno Producer
Tom Ford Producer


Music Credit
Abel Korzeniowski Music

Manchester by the Sea Movie Review


Manchester by the Sea Movie Video Review

Storyline: After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 15-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised. Bonded by the man who held their family together, Lee and Patrick struggle to adjust to a world without him. Written by Official Site

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Summary: Manchester by the Sea is a 2016 American drama film directed and written by Kenneth Lonergan. The film stars Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol and Lucas Hedges. Principal photography on the film began on March 23, 2015, in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.

The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2016. It is scheduled for a limited release on November 18, 2016, before a wide release in mid-December. Written by Wikipedia

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Critic Reviews

100 New York Post | Kyle Smith
Affleck eschews all the actors’ clichés — burning intensity, soulful suffering, haunted brooding. It’s a magnificently interior performance, the sort of acting that doesn’t call attention to itself but draws us in to peer closer. Read full review

100  Wall Street Journal | Joe Morgenstern
See this film as soon as you can, preferably with someone you love. Kenneth Lonergan’s third feature as a writer-director is a drama of surpassing beauty, and Casey Affleck’s portrayal of the janitor, Lee Chandler, is stripped-back perfection — understated, unaffected, yet stunning in depth and resonance. Read full review

100  Entertainment Weekly | Chris Nashawaty
Affleck has never had a role that matches his minimal, anti-charisma style like this one. His tendency to be mumbly and awkward and withholding fits his character perfectly. And Hedges, as a temperamental teenager working through loss in his own authentically teenage way, is a real discovery. Michelle Williams, as Lee’s ex-wife, doesn’t get many scenes, but she cracks your heart open in the ones she has. Read full review

100  Los Angeles Times | Kenneth Turan
Powerful, emotional filmmaking that leaves a scar, Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester By the Sea is heartbreaking yet somehow heartening, a film that just wallops you with its honesty, its authenticity and its access to despair.Read full review

100  The A.V. Club | A.A. Dowd
Manchester By The Sea sweats the big stuff and the small stuff, and that’s key to its anomalous power: This is a staggering American drama, almost operatic in the heartbreak it chronicles. Read full review

100  Rolling Stone | Peter TraversNov 16, 2016
No film this year has moved me more with its humor, heart and humanity. Read full review

100  Village Voice | April Wolfe
A poignant, surprisingly hilarious depiction of death, grieving, and small-town life. Read full review

100  We Got This Covered | Darren Ruecker
It’s a movie where even seasoned cinemagoers who feel like or claim to have seen everything are likely to marvel at how director Kenneth Lonergan was able to achieve something new, interesting, painful, hilarious, or beautiful, or some combination of all these things, in every single scene. It’s the type of movie that makes a person reach for the nearest hyperbole to describe it. Read full review

100  New York Daily News | Stephen Whitty
Despite his draw to tragic subjects, Lonergan holds onto a sharp, dark, Irish sense of humor, and a feel for the absurd that comes out at the most unexpected times. A playwright’s sense of what actors do, too. Affleck gives a career-best performance here. Read full review

100  USA Today | Brian Truitt
Manchester finds a way to weave together truly wrenching sequences with a clever sense of humor, and Lonergan pulls extraordinary performances from his entire cast, especially Casey Affleck. Read full review

100  New York Observer | Rex Reed
Manchester by the Sea is the best movie of the year. Read full review

100  Hitfix | Drew McWeeny
Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester By The Sea is an extraordinarily wise and well-observed film about what can happen to someone when life gives them more than they can handle, and Casey Affleck’s lead performance is, simply put, the model of what great film acting should look like. Read full review

100  Time Out New York | Joshua Rothkopf
To say Lonergan has evolved further with his third feature would be an understatement: He toggles between his new plot’s years with the relaxed mastery of Boyhood’s Richard Linklater. Plus, he’s finally got a complex central performance that anchors his ambitions to cinema’s all-time great brooders. Read full review

100  Variety | Justin Chang
The persistence of grief and the hope of redemption are themes as timeless as dramaturgy itself, but rarely do they summon forth the kind of extraordinary swirl of love, anger, tenderness and brittle humor that is Manchester by the Sea. Read full review

100  Screen International | Fionnuala Halligan
Kenneth Lonergan’s deeply moving return after the travails of Margaret shows what a rare storyteller he is, measuring out his narrative beats in a world which crackles with life, guiding Casey Affleck’s magnificent performance, instantly recognisable as a career-be Read full review

100  New York Magazine (Vulture) | Bilge Ebiri
Lonergan is the master of taking a scene that starts off as something familiar, then sending it spinning off in another direction, and then pulling back at just the right moment, as the viewer’s imagination hurtles ahead to fill in the gaps. Read full review

91  The Playlist | Noel Murray
Manchester by the Sea is the kind of movie that doesn’t seem to be headed anywhere in particular for long stretches. And then, almost unexpectedly, it arrives. Read full review

91  The Film Stage | Jordan Raup
There are no clichés here, and Lonergan flawlessly carves out the most sincere moments to reveal a sprawling, deeply affecting odyssey of emotional recovery. Read full review

90  The New York Times | A.O. Scott
Mr. Affleck, in one of the most fiercely disciplined screen performances in recent memory, conveys both Lee’s inner avalanche of feeling and the numb decorum that holds it back. Read full review

88  Slant Magazine | Christopher Gray
Kenneth Lonergan’s film gradually comes to its sense of exquisitely calibrated, hardened intimacy. Read full review

83  Indiewire | Eric Kohn
It’s Lonergan’s masterfully subtle writing, littered with awkward exchanges that speak far louder than any cohesive monologue, that gives “Manchester” its humanity. Read full review

80  CineVue | Ben Nicholson
Comedy is used to undercut the most horribly tragic of moments…given the sadness all the more pathos and offering glimpses of hope in a narrative resistant to catharsis. Read full review

70  TheWrap | Robert Abele
A movie that, if never exactly a cathartic experience, carries you along in its clenched grip with an undeniable power. It’s sad and funny and real. Read full review

70 The Hollywood Reporter | Todd McCarthy
Everything Lonergan serves up is arguably germane, but the pace noticeably slackens in the second half; some of the uncle/nephew scenes feel repetitive and the dramatic destination begins to feel like it’s just being pushed further and further down the track. Read full review

60 The Guardian | Lanre Bakare
Manchester-by-the-Sea is a study of family dysfunction and the worse loss imaginable, but one held back by the fact it’s all filtered through Affleck’s withdrawn lead. Read full review

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Official Sites: Official FacebookOfficial Site, IMDBWikipedia
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 18 November 2016 (USA)
Genres: Drama
Runtime: 137 min
Production: The Affleck/Middleton Project, B Story, Big Indie Pictures
Filming Locations: Lynn, Massachusetts, USA

Director Credit
Kenneth Lonergan Director


Writer Credit
Kenneth Lonergan Writer


Principal Cast Credit
Casey Affleck Lee Chandler
Kyle Chandler Joe Chandler
Lucas Hedges Patrick
Michelle Williams Randi Chandler


Cast Credit
Amanda Blattner Mourner
Anna Baryshnikov Sandy
Ben O’Brien Young Patrick
Brian Chamberlain 1st Detective
C.J. Wilson George
Casey Affleck Lee Chandler
Chaunty Spillane Funeral Mourner
Danae Nason Rachel
Erica McDermott Sue
Gretchen Mol Elise
Heather Burns Jill
Jeffrey Corazzini Dad At School
Josh Hamilton Wes, Joe’s Lawyer
Kara Hayward Silvie
Kyle Chandler Joe Chandler
Liam McNeill Josh (Randi’s Husband)
Lucas Hedges Patrick
Mark Burzenski Driver
Mary Mallen Sharon
Matthew Broderick Rodney
Michelle Williams Randi
Missy Yager Mrs. Olsen
Oscar Wahlberg Joel
Ruibo Qian Dr. Betheny
Stephanie Ann Saunders Funeral Mourner
Susan Pourfar Nurse Irene
Tate Donovan Hockey Coach
Tom Kemp Stan Chandler
Producer Credit
Bill Migliore Executive Producer
Chris Moore Producer
Declan Baldwin Executive Producer
John Krasinski Executive Producer
Josh Godfrey Executive Producer
Katie Pastore Associate Producer
Kevin J. Walsh Producer
Kimberly Steward Producer
Lauren Beck Producer
Matt Damon Producer
Matthew Myers Consulting Producer
Ryan Stowell Co-Producer


Music Credit
Lesley Barber Music

Bleed for This Film Review


Bleed for This Film Video Review

Storyline: The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza who, after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he’d ever walk again, made one of sports most incredible comebacks. Written by IMDB

Summary: Bleed for This is a 2016 American biographical boxing film written and directed by Ben Younger and based on the life of former world champion boxer Vinny Pazienza. The film stars Miles Teller as Paz, with Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal, Ciarán Hinds and Ted Levine in supporting roles.

The film had its world premiere at the 43rd Annual Telluride Film Festival on September 2, 2016 and is scheduled to be released in the United States on November 18, 2016, by Open Road Films. Written by Wikipedia

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Critic Reviews

100 Chicago Sun-Times | Richard Roeper
Miles Teller gives the performance of his career as the indefatigable Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, and writer-director Ben Younger delivers one of the best boxing movies of the decade in Bleed for This. Read full review

80 We Got This Covered | Matt Donato
This is a boxing drama that scrappily battles for its recognition, determined to win you over at any cost. Read full review

80 Variety | Peter Debruge
Teller is terrific, which should come as no surprise to “Whiplash” fans, though no less significant, the film represents a significant return for writer-director Ben Younger. Read full review

75 Chicago Tribune | Michael Phillips
Don’t expect miracles. Not every biopic needs to reinvent the form. Sometimes it’s enough to inhabit it, engagingly. Read full review

75 Boston Globe | Ty Burr
Teller is cornering a market on recklessness in the roles he chooses — the energy from that demonic drum solo at the end of “Whiplash” seems to carry over into the ferocity with which Vinny pounds at life. He’s not very smart, he’s kind of a jerk, but he never, ever stops, and Bleed for This earns your respect for him. Read full review

75 New York Observer | Rex Reed
Nothing much revelatory here, but what makes the movie a keeper is the energy of director Ben Younger (Boiler Room) and the charisma of Miles Teller, the sensational young actor from “Whiplash,” who invests the role of a prizefighter with the same intensity he brought to the role of an obsessively driven drummer in that film. Read full review

70 Screen International | Wendy Ide
Rather than bring anything new to the genre, director Ben Younger settles for adding a distinctive bracing energy to the somewhat timeworn tropes. Read full review

70 The Hollywood Reporter | Todd McCarthy
Bleed for This is a gritty, pungently Rhode Island working class-set boxing drama that connects with most of its punches. Read full review

67 The A.V. Club | A.A. Dowd
Bleed For This looks at Vinny Paz and sees only unshakable determination, and though there’s a certain queasy, even darkly comic thrill to seeing the man (courageously? foolishly?) bench press his injuries away, Teller can’t make much of a character out of nothing but raw conviction and a spectacularly crappy mustache. Read full review

67 Entertainment Weekly | Chris Nashawaty
With the exception of maybe two scenes, you’ve seen everything in this movie before. Read full review

67 The Film Stage | Jared Mobarak
You won’t get the gravitas of Rocky, Raging Bull, or Creed, but you will get a character worthy of immortalization thanks to spirit and shenanigans. Read full review

67 The Playlist | Chris Willman
Paz’s story is obviously a feel-good one, which somewhat hamstrings a writer-director who you can feel chafing against the constraints of fidelity to sheer uplift. Read full review

63 Movie Nation | Roger Moore
Teller, who takes us from grins to grimaces with skill, and Eckhart, given his best role in years and his most likable performance ever, make Bleed for This worth the pain. Read full review

60 New York Daily News | Stephen Whitty
The movie’s no knockout, but at least it gives us one good performance, and one great one. Read full review

60 Time Out London | Tom Huddleston
Overall, Bleed For This is difficult to dislike: the story may be hokey but it’s real, and so is the sentiment behind it. Read full review

50 Austin Chronicle | Marjorie Baumgarten
Despite its narrative familiarity, the film is suffused with such contagious enthusiasm, distinctive performances, and local color that it stands out nevertheless. Read full review

50 Consequence of Sound Michael Roffman
Despite Pazienza’s own pitfalls and perils, the film never registers as anything more than a boilerplate boxing drama, which is a shame because the material is all there, it’s just hamstrung by a flimsy screenplay that refuses to let its characters exist on their own. Read full review

50 Indiewire | David Ehrlich
Every original drop of Bleed for This is lost in a sea of cliché and convention, and Younger seems totally incapable of separating the singular verve of his protagonist from the hackneyed arc of his defining ordeal. Read full review

40 The Guardian | Henry Barnes
For all its smashed open cuts and swollen eye sockets, Younger’s film remains an oddly sterile experience. For a biopic, it is remarkably featureless. Read full review

38 Slant Magazine | Kenji Fujishima
Any initial gestures toward acknowledging Vinny Paz’s macho egotism are eventually downplayed as the film becomes just another formulaic triumph-over-adversity saga. Read full review

Critic Reviews Credit by:

Official Sites: Official Facebook, IMDBWikipedia
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 18 November 2016 (USA)
Genres: Biography | Drama | Sport
Runtime: 116 min
Production: Verdi Productions, Magna Entertainment, Bruce Cohen Productions
Filming Locations: Dunkin’ Donuts Center – 1 La Salle Square, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Director Credit
Ben Younger Director


Writer Credit
Angelo Pizzo Writer
Ben Younger Writer
Pippa Bianco Writer


Principal Cast Credit
Aaron Eckhart Kevin Rooney
Ciarán Hinds Angelo Pazienza
Katey Sagal Louise Pazienza
Miles Teller Vinny Pazienza


Cast Credit
Aaron Eckhart Kevin Rooney
Allie Marshall Sport Reporter/Fight Attendee
Amanda Clayton Doreen Pazienza
Ashley Couture Ringside Spectator/High Roller Casino Gambler
Ashley Tramonte Ringside VIP
Christine Evangelista Ashley
Ciarán Hinds Angelo Pazienza
Dante Palminteri NBC Late Night Page
David Gere Scott Pryor
Gia Skova Duran Ring Girl
Jordan Gelber Dan Duva
Julie Ann Dawson Ring Girl
Katey Sagal Louise Pazienza
Kimberly Howe Doreen’s Friend
Liz Carey Charity
Mark Burzenski Event Security
Miles Teller Vinny Pazienza
Portland Helmich Reporter At Weigh-In
Stephanie McIntyre VIP Supporter
Susan Garibotto Casino Gambler
Ted Levine Lou Duva
Tina Casciani Heather


Producer Credit
Ben Matthew Empey Associate Producer
Ben Younger Producer
Bruce Cohen Producer
Chad A. Verdi Producer
David Gendron Executive Producer
Emma Tillinger Producer
Gino Pereira Associate Producer
Joshua Sason Executive Producer
Kori Sparks Associate Producer
Marielle Olentine Associate Producer
Martin Scorsese Executive Producer
Michael Hansen Executive Producer
Michelle Verdi Executive Producer
Myles Nestel Executive Producer
Noah Kraft Producer
Pamela Thur Producer
Robert Tarini Executive Producer


Music Credit
Julia Holter Music

The Edge of Seventeen Film Review


The Edge of Seventeen Movie Video Review

Storyline: Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all. Written by IMDB

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Summary: The Edge of Seventeen (originally titled Besties) is a 2016 American comedy drama film directed and written by Kelly Fremon Craig. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Hayden Szeto, Blake Jenner, Woody Harrelson and Kyra Sedgwick. Principal photography began on October 21, 2015 in Vancouver, and ended on December 3, 2015.

The film premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on September 18, 2016 and will be released on November 18, 2016 by STX Entertainment. Written by Wikipedia

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Critic Reviews

91 Indiewire | David Ehrlich
Unfolding like a symphony of small humiliations, there isn’t a moment in this movie that doesn’t feel at least vaguely familiar, and there isn’t a moment in this movie that doesn’t feel completely true. Read full review

90 New York Daily News | Ariel Scotti
Steinfeld is brilliantly able to weave together a character who’s both typical and yet surprising in her multidimensional emotions that Nadine slowly works through. She’s not a cookie-cutter character. Read full review

83 The A.V. Club | Jesse Hassenger
Despite its upstart distributor and relatively low-key cast, it’s an unabashedly mainstream movie; compared with edgier, more indie versions of onscreen American youth, it might even look a little pat. Read full review

83 The Playlist | Kimber Myers
Steinfeld’s performance and the script from Kelly Fremon Craig have created a young woman who feels entirely familiar, while never feeling like a retread of the other teenagers who have walked the cinematic high school halls before her. Read full review

80 We Got This Covered | Matt Donato
The Edge Of Seventeen boasts an emotional journey filled with wit, humor and heart, resting easy on the back of Hailee Steinfeld’s dynamite performance. Read full review

80 Variety | Owen Gleiberman
It’s a teen movie that starts off funny ha-ha but turns into something more like a light-fingered psychological thriller. The drama is all in Nadine’s personality, in how far she’ll go to act out her distress. Read full review

80 The Hollywood Reporter | Jon Frosch
Fast, full-hearted and graced with a beautifully modulated lead turn by Hailee Steinfeld, the movie takes the risk of playing it straight and sincere — and the risk pays off. Read full review

78 Austin Chronicle | Kimberley Jones
I recognized a lot of my younger self in The Edge of Seventeen. It’s crummy that teenagers just shy of 17 won’t get the same chance. Read full review

75 Consequence of Sound | Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
The Edge of Seventeen has more than enough earnestness of heart to make up for its structural shortcomings. It’s a teen film with an uncommonly honest ear for interactions. Read full review

75 San Francisco Chronicle | Mick LaSalle
While The Edge of Seventeen does deliver on the promise of being funny, it’s mostly dead serious and deserving of respect and attention. It’s far from the usual thing — and better than the usual thing. Read full review

75 Charlotte Observer | Lawrence Toppman
I can’t think of a single situation where Kelly Fremon Craig, who makes her feature debut as a writer-director, takes us to a place we haven’t often been. Yet she lays out her heroine’s dilemmas with good humor and understanding. Read full review

75 Slant Magazine | Christopher Gray
The smartest thing about Kelly Fremon Craig’s teen dramedy is its measured take on its protagonist’s theatrics.Read full review

75 The Film Stage | Daniel Schindel
The Edge of Seventeen isn’t John Hughes for a new generation – it’s much more honest than that. Read full review

60 Village Voice | April Wolfe
The scenes that work just make me ache for more of them, signaling that if Craig finds her groove, she’ll be a force to reckon with. Read full review

60 Screen International | Tim Grierson
Fremon Craig doesn’t radically alter the conventions of the coming-of-age narrative, and so a general predictability settles over the proceedings pretty quickly. With that said, though, she does a good job observing the relationships between her central characters. Read full review

50 The New Yorker | Richard Brody
Only Hailee Steinfeld’s committed performance as Nadine, a troubled high-school junior in Oregon, and Woody Harrelson’s deft turn, as a teacher who helps her, make this thin and cliché-riddled comic drama worth watching. Read full review

Critic Reviews Credit by:

Official Sites: Official Facebook, Official siteIMDBWikipedia
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 18 November 2016 (USA)
Genres: Comedy | Drama
Runtime: 104 min
Production: Gracie Films, STX Entertainment
Filming Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Director Credit
Kelly Fremon Craig Director


Writer Credit
Kelly Fremon Craig Written By


Principal Cast Credit
Blake Jenner Darian
Hailee Steinfeld Nadine
Haley Lu Richardson Krista
Kyra Sedgwick Mona
Woody Harrelson Mr. Bruner


Cast Credit
Alexander Calvert Nick Mossman
Ava Grace Cooper Young Krista
Blake Jenner Darian
Christian Michael Cooper Young Darian
Daniel Bacon M.C.
Eric Keenleyside Tom
Hailee Steinfeld Nadine Byrd
Haley Lu Richardson Krista
Hayden Szeto Erwin
Jena Skodje Little Mean Girl Leader
Josh Simpson Teammate #1
Katie Stuart Jeannie
Kelsey Marsland-Anderson Student, Plays Piano
Kyra Sedgwick Mona
Laine MacNeil TCBY Girl
Lina Renna Little Nadine
Nesta Cooper Shannon
Woody Harrelson Mr. Bruner


Producer Credit
Adam Fogelson Executive Producer
Amy Brooks Co-Producer
Brendan Ferguson Executive Producer
Cathy Schulman Executive Producer
Donald Tang Executive Producer
James Bitonti Co-Producer
James L. Brooks Producer
Jerry Ye Executive Producer
Julie Ansell Producer
Kelly Fremon Craig Producer
Oren Aviv Executive Producer
Pete Corral Executive Producer
Richard Sakai Producer
Robert Simonds Executive Producer
Zhongjun Wang Executive Producer


Music Credit
Atli Örvarsson Music

Bad Santa 2 Movie Review


Storyline: Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Written by IMDB

Summary: Bad Santa 2 is a 2016 American Christmas black comedy crime film directed by Mark Waters and written by Shauna Cross and Johnny Rosenthal. A sequel to the 2003 film Bad Santa, the film stars Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Kathy Bates and Christina Hendricks and features Willie and Marcus again teaming up to rob a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve.

Principal photography began on January 11, 2016 in Montreal. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on November 23, 2016 by Broad Green Pictures. Written by Wikipedia

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Critic Reviews

80 The Hollywood Reporter | Justin Lowe
Even more inappropriate physical gags, foul-mouthed dialogue and outrageous situations all contribute to raising the stakes, as Waters pushes the cast to amiably outdo the original. Read full review

75 Slant Magazine | Oleg Ivanov
Both a potent rendering of and cure for the holiday blues, Bad Santa 2 shows that even the most hopeless situations can be remedied and that just about anyone is capable of redemption Read full review

42 Indiewire | Eric Kohn
Once again, the screenplay (by Johnny Rosenthal and Shauna Cross) goes out of its way to put terrible lines in its characters’ mouths and dares viewers to laugh. However, it’s gotten harder to take this form of jarring lowbrow humor, especially when it serves no purpose beyond shock value. Read full review

40 Variety | Andrew Barker
It’s essentially a hangout movie populated exclusively with some of the worst people imaginable, rarely with any sort of solid scene-setting or straight-men to provide context. Read full review

40 TheWrap | Dave White
It’s impossible to watch Bad Santa 2 without getting the sense that people who knew how to do their jobs were studio-noted out of their minds and forced to run a futile obstacle course hampered by budget restrictions, shortened shooting schedules, and general carelessness. Read full review

30 Screen International | Tim Grierson
An agonisingly strained attempt at misanthropic comedy, Bad Santa 2 is puerile when it should be shocking, calculating when it should be transgressive, and listless when it should be liberating. Read full review

20 New York Daily News | Edward Douglas
Billy Bob Thornton’s grouchy Santa is finally back, but his sequel is pretty ho-ho-horrible. Read full review

 Critic Reviews Credit by:

Official Sites: Official siteIMDBWikipedia
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 23 November 2016 (USA)
Genres: Comedy | Crime | Drama
Runtime: 92 min
Production: Broad Green Pictures, Ingenious Media, Miramax
Filming Locations: Montréal, Québec, Canada


Director Credit
Mark Waters Director


Writer Credit
Doug Ellin Writer
Glenn Ficarra Characters
John Phillips Writer
John Requa Characters
Johnny Rosenthal Written By
Shauna Cross Written By


Cast Credit
Arthur Holden Transient Santa
Billy Bob Thornton Willie
Brett Kelly Thurman Merman
Christina Hendricks Diane
Christopher Tyson Jason – Alcoholic Dude
Cristina Rosato Alice
Frank Fiola Bartender
Galia Oliel-Sabbag Skater Girl In Park
Jeff Skowron Dorfman
Jenny Zigrino Gina
Kathy Bates Sunny Soke
Kyle Switzer Drug Store Clerk
Maria Herrera Bus Driver
Mark Falvo Concert Goer
Mike Starr Cast
Nathaly Thibault Mother With Twin Girls
Philippe Hartmann Jingle Bells Man
Ryan Hansen Regent Hastings
Selah Victor Distracting Mom
Tony Cox Marcus
Tyrone Benskin Group Leader
Valérie Wiseman Catering Girl


Producer Credit
Adam Fields Executive Producer
Andrew Gunn Producer
Daniel Hammond Executive Producer
David Thwaites Executive Producer
Doug Ellin Executive Producer
Gabriel Hammond Executive Producer
Geyer Kosinski Producer
Jeffrey Lampert Co-Producer
Jessica Tuchinsky Executive Producer
Mark Waters Executive Producer
Zanne Devine Executive Producer


Music Credit
Lyle Workman Music

Tum Bin 2 Film Review


Tum Bin 2 Movie Video Review

Summary: Tum Bin II (English: Without you II) is an upcoming 2016 Indian Hindi romantic drama film, written and directed by Anubhav Sinha. It is produced by Sinha and Bhushan Kumar, under the T-Series banner. It is a sequel to the 2001 film, Tum Bin. It features Neha Sharma, Aditya Seal and Aashim Gulati in lead roles. The film is scheduled to be released on 18 November 2016. Written by Wikipedia

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Official Sites: IMDBWikipedia
Country: India
Language: Hindi
Release Date: 18 November 2016 (India)
Genres: Romance
Runtime: 147 min
Production: Benaras Mediaworks, T-Series
Filming Locations: Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Director Credit
Anubhav Sinha Director


Writer Credit
Anubhav Sinha Writer


Cast Credit
Farah Ahmed Inauguration Guest
Dwayne Bravo Special Appearnce
Aashim Gulati
Andrew Kelly Paramedic
Aditya Seal
Neha Sharma
Kanwaljit Singh


Producer Credit
Jim Edgar Associate Line Producer
Ajay Kapoor Co-Producer
Bhushan Kumar Producer
Krishan Kumar Producer
Cyrus Patel Line Producer
Sagar Shirgaonkar Executive Producer
Anubhav Sinha Producer
Taranng Takrani Line Producer


Music Credit
Ankit Tiwari —-

Life on the Line Film Review

Life on the Line Film Review
Life on the Line Film Review

Life on the Line Film Video Review

Storyline: LIFE ON THE LINE is a riveting action thriller and family drama centered on Beau (John Travolta), his beloved niece Bailey (Kate Bosworth) and the hardworking men who risk their lives to work “on the line” and keep the electric grid running. These unsung heroes brave raging storms and dangerously dizzying heights in their dedication to keeping the populace safe. Toiling hundreds of feet in the air on wires carrying as much as 500,000 volts of electricity, tragedy is often inches away. Haunted by the electrocution death of his brother, Beau is devoted to Bailey and determined to see her go off to college and away from the life of linemen. Bailey has other plans, which include the strapping second-generation lineman Duncan (Devon Sawa), whom Beau despises. A deadly tempest is brewing and headed straight to their Texas town. Beau, Duncan and a legion of linemen are thrust into the eye of the storm and must face down impending disaster to keep their community connected. This compelling action drama also stars Sharon Stone, Ryan Robbins, Julie Benz and Gil Bellows. Written by IMDB

Summary: Life on the Line is a 2015 American action film directed by David Hackl and written by Primo Brown, Marvin Peart and Peter I. Horton. The film stars John Travolta, Kate Bosworth, Devon Sawa, Gil Bellows, Julie Benz, Ryan Robbins and Sharon Stone. The film is scheduled to be released on November 18, 2016, by Lionsgate Premiere. The film follows a crew of high-wire workers who fixing the electric grid but eventually they are hit by a deadly storm and need to survive. Written by Wikipedia

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Critic Reviews

40 Los Angeles Times | Noel Murray
Life on the Line traffics in piled-on, predictable melodrama, with only intermittent sparks. Read full review

30 The Hollywood Reporter | Sheri Linden
Concerned with both physical and psychological hazards of the job, Life on the Line manufactures a pileup of looming disasters to which director David Hackl lends no cadence. Read full review

30 Village Voice | Alan Scherstuhl
The country songs that play over the credits offer more arresting detail about life on the line than the film manages in 100 minutes. Read full review

30 New York Daily News | Dan Gunderman
Director David Hackl’s Life on the Line is supposed to be a moving story about men working electrical lines. Viewers, however, might require a high-voltage shock just to endure it. Read full review

25 The A.V. Club | Jesse Hassenger
The slumming stars actually make the situation worse for everyone; Life On The Line plays like an ego trip without any accompanying fun. Read full review

25 Slant Magazine | Keith Watson
For a film about such a singular profession, Life on the Line offers surprisingly little insight into linemen’s day-to-day labor. Read full review

20 The New York Times | Neil Genzlinger
Underappreciated occupations deserve better than the cliché-clogged, utterly predictable Life on the Line, a terrible movie about the workers who keep the electrical grid functioning. Read full review

Critic Reviews Credit by:

Official Sites: Official Facebook, Official siteIMDBWikipedia
Country: USA
Language: Action
Release Date: 18 November 2016 (USA)
Genres: Action | Drama
Runtime: 88 min
Production: Marro Films, Elite Film Production
Filming Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Budget: $12,000,000 (estimated)


Director Credit
David Hackl Director


Writer Credit
Dylan Scott Writer
Marvin Peart Writer
Peter I. Horton Writer
Primo Brown Writer


Principal Cast Credit
Devon Sawa Duncan
Gil Bellows Pok’ Chop
John Travolta Beau
Julie Benz Carline
Kate Bosworth Bailey


Cast Credit
Christian Michael Cooper Dillon
Devon Sawa Duncan
Emilie Ullerup Becky
Gil Bellows Pok’ Chop
John Travolta Beau
Julie Benz Carline
Kate Bosworth Bailey
Lydia Styslinger Elly
Matt Bellefleur Ron
Reese Alexander Russell
Ryan Robbins Eugene
Sharon Stone Duncan’s Mother
Sidney Grigg Young Bailey
Stuart Stone Hunter
Ty Olsson Danny


Producer Credit
Bryant Pike Executive Producer
Chad Dubea Executive Producer
David McPherson Associate Producer
Jamie Goehring Executive Producer
Jonathan Shore Associate Producer
Kamid Mosby Associate Producer
Kevin Leeson Supervising Producer
Mandy Spencer-Phillips Line Producer
Marvin Peart Producer
Phillip Glasser Producer
Rosa Morris Peart Executive Producer
Shawn Williamson Executive Producer
Todd Giroux Associate Producer


Music Credit
Jeff Toyne Music

Officer Downe Film Review

Officer Downe Film Review
Officer Downe Film Review

Officer Downe Film Video Review

Storyline: Based on the Man of Action/Image Comics original graphic novel created by Joe Casey and Chris Burnham, written by Joe Casey, about a police officer who can’t be stopped by death so he returns to the streets time and time again to fight crime. Written by IMDB

Summary: Officer Downe is an upcoming film directed by Shawn Crahan and produced by Mark Neveldine. Written by Wikipedia

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70 We Got This Covered | Matt Donato
Officer Downe is a vicious, violent bit of midnight madness that shoots first, and then shoots again for good measure. No need to ask questions. Read full review

25 The A.V. Club | Mike D’Angelo
Officer Downe isn’t overly concerned about viewers exercising many brain cells. Read full review

0 Variety | Scott Tobias
Imagine Paul Verhoeven’s “RoboCop” stripped of its politics, its wit, its humanity, and its craft, and that only gets halfway down the bottom of the barrel scraped by Officer Downe, a hyper-aggressive and thoroughly repugnant piece of comic-book juvenalia. Read full review

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Official Sites: Official Facebook, Official siteIMDBWikipedia
Country: USA
Language: Action
Release Date: 18 November 2016 (USA)
Genres: Drama | Horror
Runtime: 88 min
Production: Blackmrkt, Living Out Loud Films, Man of Action
Filming Locations:

Director Credit
Shawn Crahan Director


Writer Credit
Joe Casey Writer


Principal Cast Credit
Alison Lohman Principal Cast
Kim Coates Officer Downe
Meadow Williams Mother Supreme
Tyler Ross Officer Gable


Cast Credit
Adi Shankar Crook #2
Alison Lohman Cast
Bruno Gioiello Officer Fritch
Cody Renee Cameron Woman
Erica Lynne Marszalek Telekinetic Girl
Joseph Julian Soria Lab Tech #2
Kaylee Sapieha Evelyn Schwarzenhoffer
Kim Coates Officer Downe
Lauren Vélez Police Chief Berringer
Lindsay Pulsipher Miss Tiger
Mark Neveldine Hazmat Johnny
Meadow Williams Mother Supreme
Nick Nicotera Cop
Reno Wilson Officer Carter
Sam Witwer Burnham
Tamiko Brownlee Zen Student #5
Tracy Vilar Officer Hanso
Tyler Ross Officer Gable


Producer Credit
Cole Payne Producer
Cory Brennan Executive Producer
Glenn D. Feig Executive Producer
Joe Casey Producer
Mark Neveldine Producer
Roger M. Mayer Line Producer
Skip Williamson Producer


Music Credit
Kyle Sherrod Music
Gizmachi Music

The Eyes of My Mother Film Review

The Eyes of My Mother Film Review
The Eyes of My Mother Film Review

The Eyes of My Mother Film Video Review

Storyline: In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, teaches her daughter, Francisca, to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death. One afternoon, a mysterious visitor horrifyingly shatters the idyll of Francisca’s family life, deeply traumatizing the young girl, but also awakening some unique curiosities. Though she clings to her increasingly reticent father, Francisca’s loneliness and scarred nature converge years later when her longing to connect with the world around her takes on a distinctly dark form. Written by Official site

Summary: The Eyes of My Mother is a 2016 American horror film written, edited and directed by Nicolas Pesce as his directorial debut.

The film was produced by Borderline Presents and Tandem Pictures. It premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival to a polarizing reception and was acquired by Magnet Releasing, set for release in the United States on December 2, 2016. Written by Wikipedia

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Critic Reviews

91 Consequence of Sound | Justin Gerber
Though it doesn’t end with quite the punctuation it deserves, The Eyes of My Mother is a beautiful nightmare from start to finish. Read full review

90 Variety |Guy Lodge
Pesce’s spare script doesn’t seek to obscure, but its quiet, matter-of-fact handling of drastic dramatic events will catch some off-guard. Read full review

83 The Playlist | Noel Murray
It’s intense as hell, and a supreme example of how the morally repugnant can be made to look weirdly beautiful.Read full review

80 We Got This Covered | Matt Donato
There’s a brooding tonal growth that Pesce is able to establish, as he unravels a film that becomes more horrific with each passing second. Read full review

80 The Hollywood Reporter | Boyd van Hoeij
The Eyes of My Mother is both strange and strangely enthralling. Read full review

50 The Film Stage | Dan Mecca
This film is so unabashedly, so unflinchingly evil that it is extremely impressive and extreme unlikeable. Read full review

20 The Guardian | Lanre Bakare
Pesce asks viewers to go along with the absurdity while offering nothing to justify any of it. It’s a murder ballad gone out of tune. Read full review

Critic Reviews Credit by:

Official Sites: Official Facebook, Official siteIMDBWikipedia
Country: USA
Language: English | Portuguese
Release Date: 18 November 2016 (USA)
Genres: Drama | Horror
Runtime: 76 min
Production: Borderline Presents, Tandem Pictures
Filming Locations:


Director Credit
Nicolas Pesce Director


Writer Credit
Nicolas Pesce Writer


Principal Cast Credit
Kika Magalhaes Francisca
Olivia Bond Young Francisca
Paul Nazak Father
Will Brill Charlie


Cast Credit
Clara Wong Kimiko
Diana Agostini Mother
Flora Diaz Lucy
Joey Curtis-Green Antonio
Kika Magalhaes Francisca
Olivia Bond Young Francisca
Paul Nazak Father
Will Brill Charlie


Producer Credit
Adam Kersh Co-Executive Producer
Antonio Campos Executive Producer
Avi Stern Executive Producer
David Formentin Associate Producer
Jacob Wasserman Producer
Josh Mond Executive Producer
Julie Christeas Executive Producer
Max Born Producer
Samuel R. Syrop Co-Producer
Schuyler Weiss Producer
Seth Blogier Co-Producer
T. Sean Durkin Executive Producer


Music Credit
Ariel Loh Music