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So far Caroline Ely has created 78 blog entries.


A near-epic unspooling of grandiose allegory, deadpan satire, absurd magic realism, and depressive family drama, all co-existing in one movie.

By |November 7th, 2016|DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Top Picks|0 Comments

Don’t Call Me Son

The Brazilian drama takes on social class, shifting identities, and what happens when a newcomer knocks a family dynamic off balance.

By |November 2nd, 2016|Family drama, Teen|0 Comments

Little Sister

Familiar works such as Garden State and even Donnie Darko come to mind as Little Sister rolls on, albeit with a looser, more determinedly madcap feel.

By |October 13th, 2016|DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Family drama, Indie|0 Comments

Blue Jay

Gen X has officially arrived at movie middle age, with all the loss, regret, and reckoning that entails.

By |October 13th, 2016|Indie|0 Comments

The Lovers and the Despot

There’s no business like show business—with Kim Jong-il, and international intrigue, showbiz glamour, and a glimpse inside the deeply bonkers regime (and mind) of Dear Leader Kim.

By |September 22nd, 2016|Documentary, Film History|0 Comments

The Light Between Oceans

Behind the film’s sweeping vistas lies the spirit of a micromanager, an entity that does not trust us with our own emotions and wants to steer us firmly where it thinks they should lie.

By |September 1st, 2016|Book adaptation, Melodrama|0 Comments

Hieronymus Bosch: Touch by the Devil

With unequaled access to the artist's work, this terminally tasteful and conflict-averse film vividly showcases the hellfire horrors of the art through powerful lenses that magnify every brushstroke.

By |August 6th, 2016|Arts|0 Comments

Miss Sharon Jones!

Two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple follows singer Sharon Jones on her journey through cancer and recovery, catching glimpses of a stalwart trouper knocked off balance.

By |July 28th, 2016|Documentary, Musical|0 Comments

Under the Sun

Director Vitaly Mansky's cool but empathetic documentary of life in the Hermit Kingdom takes us to the outer limits of what people will believe.

By |July 5th, 2016|Documentary, Top Picks|0 Comments