Screened Out – Martin Scorsese’s Silence

By : Stephen Miller
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Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson

One can feel the devotion and love in Martin Scorsese’s historic fiction about Christian faith and doubt in feudal, 17th-century Japan.

However, like most people’s obsessions, if Silence were told with more enthusiasm and much more attention to its audience, it would be more successful. This is over 160 beautiful, careful, delicate, faithful, boring, slog-like minutes.

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Screened Out – This is Where I Leave You

By : Stephen Miller
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Jason Bateman, Jane Fonda, Tina Fey, Corey Stoll, Adam Driver, Debra Monk, Rose Byrne, Timothy Olyphant, Connie Britton, Katherine Hahn, Abigail Spencer, Dax Shepard

Families are never easy, and they’re never perfect. Everything is waaaay more complicated than it needs to be. Even with the best setup for normalcy, families can quickly get mired in dysfunction.

Such it is with the hilarious Altman household – so many comic jerks at the center of This is Where I Leave You. They all refer to themselves as “assholes” several times in the film. Even a famous psychotherapist mom (Fonda) cannot keep the clan from sinking into the muck.

And wow, what a lot of muck!

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