Screened Out – Lion

By : Stephen Miller
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Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar

Many serious cinema fans turn their noses at more emotional films. They want to see art devoid of manipulation, and they distrust anything that pushes buttons.

Let’s not go into the fact that all art is made to elicit reaction.

Because most of us love to go to the movie to feel. We marvel at the artists’ ability to work together to create empathy, rage, joy, and sadness in the hearts of even the most petrified of audiences.

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Screened Out – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

By : Stephen Miller
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Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Bill Nighy, Richard Gere, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Penelope Wilton, Celia Emrie, Lillette Dubey, Tena Desae, David Strathairn

Everything about this light comedy feels like the second time around – equally as charming and choppy as the first. Like the shaky Indian hotel that started the films, it hopes to skate by on good will rather than sound structure.

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