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If you can overlook its decidedly clichéd aspects, “The Equalizer” is an entertaining film that is brilliantly gratuitous in violence and even wanders briefly into the profound thanks to the steady hand of Denzel Washington.
“The Boxtrolls” is more than a creatively-animated movie with silly cheese puns: it’s a story about the danger of group mentality, corruption of the elite, persecution, and self-acceptance.
"Love Thy Nature" explores the depth of human connection with nature and how climate change is the result of a disconnect between the two.
"Love Thy Nature" is a nature documentary narrated by Liam Neeson premiering in Boston on Sept. 28.
“A Walk Among the Tombstones” doesn’t provide any genre innovations, but its grit, sophisticated storytelling, and ambiance of the past are exhilarating.
"The Maze Runner" is an intriguing version of a narrative that permeates the contemporary box office, one that doesn’t have to sacrifice an imagination of a cooperative community for the sake of sensationalist, individual heroism.
There are a lot of dissonant notes in “The Skeleton Twins,” but at some point the film, like its troubled characters, does begin to achieve a difficult harmony. Johnson’s suggests how, by sharing our burdens in mutual sympathy and good humor, we just may have the chance to keep each other afloat.
I have a confession to make. It might, perchance, be conceivably possible that I have potentially developed a slight dependence upon the product known as Netflix. To be clear, I tell you this only because I fear for your safety and well-being. I divulge this story in the hopes that it will make you aware of the fate already befalling you; perhaps then you will be better equipped to handle the consequences.