Sarah Bennett

Retro Review: Monsters, Inc.

By Sarah Bennett / June 21, 2018 /

Distributor:   Walt Disney Pictures Production: Pixar Animation Studios Director: Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich Writers: Pete Docter, Jill Culton, Jeff Pidgeon, Ralph Eggleston, Andrew Stanton, Daniel Gerson Starring: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, Mary Gibbs, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly, Bob Peterson Genre: Animated, Comedy Rating: G   Monsters, Inc. blasted through box office predictions. But it didn’t start out…

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Review: Ready Player One

By Sarah Bennett / April 10, 2018 /

Distributor: Warner Bros. Director: Steven Spielberg Writers: Ernest Cline (novel & screenplay) & Zak Penn (screenplay) Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, Lena Waithe, Philip Zao, Win Morisaki Genre:  Action, Adventure, Sci-fi Rating: PG-13 – Sci-fi action violence, bloody images, some suggestive material, partial nudity and language Okay. I admit it—I game. Naturally, I…

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Review: Annihilation

By Sarah Bennett / February 25, 2018 /

Distributor: Paramount Director: Alex Garland Writers: Alex Garland (screenplay), Jeff VanderMeer (novel) Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Issac, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Action & Adventure Rating: R (violence, language, sex) I grew up watching X-files, so the Annihilation trailer caught my eye right away. Sci-fi? Check. Natalie Portman as a soldier? Check. Shimmering, glowing thing…

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Review: Hostiles

By Sarah Bennett / February 10, 2018 /

Distributor:   Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures Director: Scott Cooper Writer: Scott Cooper Starring: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Adam Beach, Rory Cochran, Q’orianka Kilcher, Ben Foster Genre: Drama, Western Rating: R – Language & Graphic Violence A good Western is as rare as a politician who lives up to their campaign promises. When I saw the previews for Hostiles,…

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Review: Lady Bird

By Sarah Bennett / January 18, 2018 /

Distributor: A24 Director: Greta Gerwig Writer: Greta Gerwig Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Beanie Feldstein Genre: Drama, Comedy Rating: R – Language, sexual content, brief graphic nudity and teen partying I was eager to see this film, though I couldn’t quite put my finger on the reason. Maybe it was the trumpeting accolades of a “fresh…

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