‘The Company You Keep’ has a great cast… too bad the script isn’t as good

Robert Redford stars in and directs 'The Company You Keep'
Robert Redford stars in and directs ‘The Company You Keep’

[rating=3]Starring:  Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Chris Cooper, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, Brendan Gleeson, Brit Marling, Sam Elliott, Stephen Root and Jacqueline Evancho
Writer(s):  Lem Dobbs (screenplay) and Neil Gordon (novel)
Director(s):  Robert Redford

Redford produces, directs and stars in this film that takes a look at the life of a man who has been on the run for more than three decades.

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Dwayne Johnson delivers his most vulnerable performance in ‘Snitch’

Dwayne Johnson shows his growth as an actor in 'Snitch'
Dwayne Johnson shows his growth as an actor in ‘Snitch’

Certs is a breath mint that was heavily advertised on television in the 1960s and 70s with the catchphrase,  “It’s two, two, two mints in one,” because it was a candy mint and a breath mint.   Now we have Snitch, which turns out to be “two, two, two films in one”.

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‘Jeff, Who Lives at Home’ is a rare gem

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Starring: Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon, Judy Greer
Director(s): Jay Durplass and Mark Durplass
Writer(s): Jay Durplass and Mark Durplass

Jason Segel and Ed Helms co-star in 'Jeff, Who Lives at Home'
Jason Segel and Ed Helms co-star in ‘Jeff, Who Lives at Home’

This is the first film by the Durplass brothers that I’ve seen, something I intend to rectify quickly after watching Jeff, Who Lives at Home.   It is a wonderful film, coming oh so close to the magic that generates a four popcorn rating.

Starring Jason Segel as the titular “Jeff,” who currently resides in the basement of his mother (Susan Sarandon as “Sharon”), and Ed Helms as “Pat,” his somewhat happily married brother, Jeff, Who Lives at Home is a film set on Sharon’s birthday.

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