Selma (2014)

Jan 03, 2016 by Mr. Nau This masterpiece of historical drama presents the voting rights marches in Selma, Alabama in 1965. Though the events happened fifty years ago, this film feels absolutely contemporary. Ava DuVernay directs an enlightening piece at this period in the civil rights movement, drawing out phenomenal acting performances from the talented […]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Dec 25, 2015 by Mr. Nau The brutal First Order has taken control after the fall of the Galactic Empire. Everyone is looking for the last Jedi, Luke Skywalker. JJ Abrams directs this astonishing adventure with a plucky new hero, Rey, wounded sidekick, Finn, menacing villain, Kylo Ren, and familiar faces, like Han, Chewbacca and […]

Ira & Abby (2006)

Dec 21, 2015 by Mr. Nau Chris Messina and Jennifer Westfeldt star in this quirky romantic comedy about a neurotic post-graduate aspiring psychologist who meets an eager free spirit and enters into a sudden dramatic marriage with her. Smart, funny, urbane writing and a talented, all-star cast make a fantasy full of hilarious situations. Grade: […]

Refuge (2012)

Dec 20, 2015 by Mr. Nau Krysten Ritter and Brian Geraghty share palpable chemistry as Amy and Sam in this independent drama about a young woman who has to care for her younger siblings and an unemployed man trying to start over again. The story here is well-written and heartfelt, if sometimes hard to watch. […]

I Believe in Unicorns (2014)

Dec 20, 2015 by Mr. Nau Young Davina is a high school student whose world is full of daydreams and fairytales. She enters into a relationship with an aloof skater, Sterling, who begins to treat her with increasing disdain and cruelty. Leah Meyerhoff’s writing and directing debut is a stark examination of dysfunctional relationship power […]

Safelight (2015)

Dec 19, 2015 by Mr. Nau This festival film brings us into the friendship of an introverted truck stop employee in the middle of nowhere and the young prostitute that works the lot. Despite a talented cast with endearing chemistry, many of the supporting characters were too unlikable and hard to believe to take very […]

Interstellar (2014)

Dec 17, 2015 by Mr. Nau Earth is dying and most of the population have returned to an agrarian lifestyle. NASA has discovered a wormhole near Saturn and enlists a renegade pilot to fly a mission to find humanity a new home. An all-star cast gives us a thought-provoking thoroughly enjoyable science fiction adventure. Grade: […]

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Dec 12, 2015 by Mr. Nau The third installment of the Hobbit trilogy brings us to Lonely Mountain, a party of dwarves led by a mad king, and a possible alliance with elves and humans against an impending horde of orcs. With awe-inspiring battle sequences and a gigantic scope, this fantasy epic brings dazzling action. […]

To Write Love on Her Arms (2012)

Dec 03, 2015 by Mr. Nau Kat Dennings believably tells the story of Renee Yohe, a young, depressed, self-harming addict who becomes the inspiration for an addiction recovery movement after reaching out to her friends for institutional help. To seek such rehabilition is a tough and deeply personal journey – one that is sometimes critically […]

The Last Time You Had Fun (2014)

Nov 23, 2015 by Mr. Nau In this obscure indie comedy, a guy hauls his newly divorced buddy out for a wild night and stumble into a pair of women in similar romantic situations in a wine bar. The quartet get in comical adventures that give us a glimpse of the common threads of relationship […]

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