Category: Movie Reviews


Moonlight | Movie Review | Barry Jenkins | Beyond the Box Set

Berry Jenkins’ beguiling three-act character study is a genuine artistic success in a season of overly reverent Oscar-bait.


Fences | Movie Review | Denzel Washington

Boasting masterful performances from Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, Fences nevertheless struggles to rise above the confines of its onstage origins.

Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic | Movie Review | Viggo Mortensen

Featuring an excellent lead performance from Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic sets up an interesting debate on the ethics of child rearing.

Manchester By The Sea

Manchester By The Sea | Movie Review | Beyond the Box Set

Casey Affleck achieves peak Casey Affleck in this soulful but slightly meandering family drama from director Kenneth Lonergan.


Jackie | Movie Review | Beyond the Box Set

A compelling central performance from Natalie Portman deserves a broader scope than this disappointingly thin story of Jacqueline Kennedy’s last days in the White House.


Lion | Movie Review | Beyond The Box Set

Three excellent performances and a fascinating real-life story, but sluggish pacing and an uneven structure keep this Oscar contender from achieving true greatness