(2013) - Drama - 96 minutes - R
Where to Watch: Netflix
It's rare for a movie this “short” (see what we did there?) to be able to take you on such a remarkable introspective journey. This roller coaster of emotions depicts a short term housing group where kids are sent if they are a danger to themselves or others.
We see the story from multiple angles including through the eyes of kids who have been there for years, a girl who arrives for the first time, as well as the human side of the workers, some tenured and some brand new to the job.
What was your favorite scene?
Who was your favorite character?
We think that this was also somehow a warm film. Do you agree? If so, what did the director do to convey heartache and warmth simultaneously?
Cast: Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Rami Malek
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
(2016) - Adventure, Comedy, Drama - 201 Minutes
Best Place to Find: Redbox
Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a New Zealand adventure comedy-drama film written and directed by Taika Waititi, whose screenplay was based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump. Sam Neill and Julian Dennison play "Uncle" Hector and Ricky Baker, a father figure and son who become the targets of a manhunt after fleeing into the New Zealand bush.
Cast: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata
Writer: Taika Waititi
Director: Taika Waititi
OK so the Oscars have come and gone. La La Land took the win....wait....what? Oh...actually Moonlight won Best Picture. OK that's great.
Now you need to know how many of the nominees are worth your time.
Hear a quick, bite-sized opinion on each of the nominees. A "Green Light" means to go see it right away. A "Yellow Light" means you can add it to your watch-list but it can wait. A "Red Light" means it's still a good movie and worth seeing, but you do not need to prioritize it.
You know someone at work or at dinner will ask if you have seen at least one of these. Let us help you know how to deal with it all.
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea