Screened Out – The Finest Hours

By : Stephen Miller
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Chris Evans, Casey Affleck, Holliday Grainger, Ben Foster, Eric Bana

It is considered the US Coast Guard’s most daring rescue – a “suicide mission” to save nearly 30 men. A horrible winter storm was tearing up the Massachusetts coast, and a huge oil tanker had torn in half.

Disney does the Disney thing bringing this heroic story to life, adding neat-o 1950s art direction, a swell score, great visuals, action, romance and bravado. Sure, the ship runs into a few clichés, but it’s a sight better than most January releases.

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Screened Out – Spotlight

By : Stephen Miller
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Micheal Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, Rachel McAdams, John Slatterly, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup

Here is one of the absolute best films of the year. Spotlight is an honest movie about unlikely, humble, hardworking heroes – daily newspaper employees – doing their job and trying to change the world.

Every person passionately working in a public career hopes to have some lingering effect on the world. Committed actors wish to illuminate the human condition. Politicians start out wanting to make policy that helps people. Good priests and ministers hope to provide spiritual guidance that changes souls and transforms communities. Talented journalists write stories to expose the truth.

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