Life Partners (2014)

Nov 12, 2015 by Mr. Nau Gillian Jacobs and Leighton Meester star in this independent comedy about a pair of best friends, one lesbian and one straight, who navigate relationships and attachment when one of them suddenly gets engaged. Despite the romance, this is mainly a heartfelt movie about the friendship between the two leading […]

Iris (2014)

Oct 31, 2015 by Mr. Nau Iris Apfel has worked at the pinnacle of the art world for decades, using her eccentric creativity to push the New York fashion scene forward with big audacious designs and accessories. This engaging documentary about the 93-year-old maven’s life and career brings us into her world and work. Grade: […]

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

Oct 26, 2015 by Mr. Nau An asteroid is on its way to destroy the earth and society devolves into chaos. Dodge, played by Steve Carell, goes in search of his high school sweetheart, accompanied by his accidentally exiled British neighbor, Penny (Keira Knightly). This charming story features sweet, endearing characters and lots of hilarious […]

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Oct 24, 2015 by Mr. Nau Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola team up to deliver an iconic, quirky story about two strange young people who fall in love and run away together on an island off New England in the 1960s. Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, and Edward Norton lend enormous acting […]

About Alex (2014)

Oct 10, 2015 by Mr. Nau After Alex is hospitalized following a suicide attempt, his five closest college friends converge on his house to take care of him for his first weekend home. This character study brings us into their lives and explores trying to understand the act, its causes, and how it affected everyone […]

The Iron Lady (2011)

Sep 14, 2015 by Mr. Nau Meryl Streep delivers a powerful performance as Margaret Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, in this biographical picture about her life, career, successes, and failures. Although the story and characters are interesting, the picture unevenly glosses over huge sections of her tenure at 10 Downing […]

Before I Disappear (2014)

Sep 08, 2015 by Mr. Nau In this grungy independent drama, an addict at rock bottom, in the midst of a suicide attempt, is roped into caring for his precocious niece by his successful sister. This dark comedy plays in New York’s seedy underworld and delivers powerful acting from director Shawn Christensen and newcomer Fatima […]

Jobs (2013)

Sep 06, 2015 by Mr. Nau In this dramatic treatment of Steve Jobs’ early career, Ashton Kutcher delivers a solid performance as the iconic visionary. The film here, though, ratches up the drama without explaining why, which leaves the central character coming off as unhinged. This is a decent picture, but could have been much […]

Parallels (2015)

Aug 31, 2015 by Mr. Nau This strange science fiction picture feels more like the pilot episode of a television series than a movie. A brother and sister look for their father in a mysterious building that jumps periodically between parallel universes. A long slow build to a sudden cliffhanger ending makes this feel painfully […]

Django Unchained (2012)

Aug 29, 2015 by Mr. Nau Jamie Foxx, and Christoph Waltz turn in fantastic performances in this Quentin Tarantino dark comedy about a slave, rescued by a German bounty hunter, who hunt the villains that captured and sold his wife. Tarantino’s irreverent dialogue, eye-popping action sequences, and brilliant script make this engrossing romp a blast. […]

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