Kiki Layne & Stephan James

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk” EARLY & FOR FREE

Did you know that Barry Jenkins has another movie coming out? Yes, the man who tore our hearts out with Moonlight has another film opening just in time for Oscar season, and this one is based on a novel by the extraordinary James Baldwin. If Beale Street Could Talk tells the story of a young couple in the 1970s who fall victim to a broken criminal justice system. I’ve seen this one and can tell you that it is packed with some of the best performances of the year (Regina King is my personal favorite as the family matriarch, and I love anything that Brian Tyree Henry does). If Beale Street Could Talk will almost certainly be part of the Oscar-conversation this year too, and it was just nominated for three Golden Globes. So, who wants to see If Beale Street Could Talk EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →

Gary Oldman

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Darkest Hour” EARLY & FOR FREE

Who would’ve guessed that this year’s Oscar race would include TWO pictures about the Allied forces’ struggle at Dunkirk? Darkest Hour tells the story from Winston Churchill’s perspective, and how the newly appointed Prime Minister dealt with advancing Nazi forces and the threat of invasion. Darkest Hour stars Gary Oldman, but don’t expect to see him anywhere in it. Nope, Oldman disappears so completely into character with Winston Churchill, he’s almost guaranteed a Best Actor nomination. Darkest Hour is also on many critics’ short-list for Best Picture, so you’d be smart to grab FREE PASSES to see it. Continue reading →