The film depicts LBJ's bitter loss to John Kennedy (Jeffrey Donovan) for the 1960 presidential nomination, his ascension to president in the wake of JFK's 1963 assassination, and his passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.Harrelson and Reiner convincingly present him as a flawed, hardworking man navigating challenging circumstances, accomplishing much through cunning rather than charisma.
While the magic monster boy is a dark force of nature, even more scary is what’s in the parents’ hearts.
—Tim Appelo Novitiate, R Melissa Leo, 57, will likely get her third Oscar nomination as Novitiate’s mother superior, a hard-core traditionalist viciously resisting Vatican II (the pope’s 1959 order that modernized Catholicism).
Cranston can’t quite beat the Badass, but it’s fun watching him try, jollying Doc out of his depression with razzing and war stories that get at the guilt they all feel, and their shared resentment of authority. —Tim Appelo LBJ, R Though it took a few scenes before I bought Woody Harrelson as Lyndon B.
The road-trip story is loose, and some viewers will wish there were more rah-rah military triumph and less sorrowful patriotism. Johnson in Rob Reiner's winning political biopic, I ultimately found Harrelson compelling as our 36th president.
Novitiate lacks the condescending ignorance of most secular films about faith, and the witless incompetence of many films made for believers.
The story is episodic, rigorously based on 1960s diaries and sources, but that’s what makes it so authentic.
The dim-criminal comedy and angry political drama don’t mesh well, but it’s worth seeing for Oscar Isaac's performance as a relentless insurance investigator who sees right through Damon.
FULL REVIEW Wonderstruck, PG Todd Haynes, talented director of 2015’s critically acclaimed Carol, has adapted Brian Selznick’s 2011 best-selling novel Wonderstruck for the big screen.
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