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20th Century Women Review

20th Century Women Review

Photo provided by Athena Cinema Premise 20th Century Women dissects the lives of a struggling mother and a confused teenage boy and then pieces them back together with the new, spunky people that enter into their lives. Raised in the Great Depression, the mother, Dorothea (Annette Benning), cannot understand why her son, Jamie (Lucas Jade

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The Witch Review

Photo provided by the Athena Cinema Premise The Witch presents itself as a New England folktale from the 17th century. After a religiously zealous man and his family are exiled from their church and community, they make their way to a field near the forest and build a home there. However, in addition to the struggles they

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Carol Review

Photo provided by the Athena Cinema Premise Todd Haynes new emotional masterpiece, Carol, brings a new perspective and quite a disturbance to the meaning of love it first sight. In the 1950s set film, Therese (Rooney Mara) a young, aspiring photographer is going about her average work day as a salesgirl when she spots Carol

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Anomalisa Review

Photo provided by the Athena Cinema Premise In Charlie Kaufman’s latest mind-bending work, Anomalisa, Michael Stone (David Thewlis) is an acclaimed self-help author who perceives every person in his life, including his wife and young son, as having the same exact face and speaking in the same exact voice (Tom Noonan).  Until one day when Stone meets an anomaly

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Spotlight Review

Photo provided by the Athena Cinema Premise Spotlight follows the efforts of the “Spotlight” investigative team at The Boston Globe to uncover the story of various priests in the Boston area sexually abusing children. As the team dives deeper into its investigation, it begins to realize that higher authorities in the church have covered up

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Brooklyn Review

Photo provided by the Athena Cinema Premise Set in Brooklyn and Ireland in the 1950s, the film follows Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) over the ocean and into a new life in New York. Sent away to find opportunities that don’t exist at home, Eilis struggles to live in two places as her heart is split among

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Trumbo Review

Photo provided by the Athena Cinema Premise Trumbo chronicles the career of Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, portrayed by Bryan Cranston. Trumbo’s affiliation with Communism ends up getting him blacklisted from the American film industry. Nevertheless, the screenwriter uses various pseudonyms to create scripts for movies like Roman Holiday and Spartacus, all while struggling with the

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Truth Review

Photo provided by the Athena Cinema Premise Truth tells the story of the CBS “60 Minutes” report on George Bush’s alleged AWOL status during Vietnam. The story is largely told through the point of view of Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett), the award-winning producer who broke the story. A sudden crumbling of facts complicates the big

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Rock the Kasbah Review

Photo provided by the Athena Cinema Premise Richie Lanz (Bill Murray) is a washed-up rock manager who along with his only client, lounge singer Ronnie (Zooey Deschanel), books a spot on the United Service Organizations’ touring show of Afghanistan. Upon arriving in Kabul, Afghanistan, Ronnie is quick to get cold feet and abandons Lanz, but not before

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Black Mass Review

Photo provided by the Athena Cinema Premise Black Mass chronicles the criminal activities of infamous Boston crime lord James “Whitey” Bulger. With help from an inside agent at the FBI and his brother’s position as the President of the Massachusetts Senate, Bulger is able to create a criminal empire in the middle of Southern Boston

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