Joe Mathews: the darker heart of the movie lies in a brief and devastating critique of Southern California, delivered by the jazz pianist played by Ryan Gosling.
John Cromshow: “Hidden Figures” takes us into a world that few knew even existed. Images of NASA in the 1960s are filled with a select portion of humanity. They are invariably White Christian men, of course Americans.
Ed Rampell: Some viewers may find this film to be too serious and full of mourning for the Christmas season (when some of the action takes place), and might perhaps prefer one of those raucous holiday pictures like the outrageously hilarious Bad Santa II.
Eric A. Gordon: Moonlight is a coming of age story that flows in gentle, episodic waves across time. Although the stage is rife with drugs and crime, harassment and extreme alienation, there are also moments of caring, tenderness, respect and love that must also be recalled.
Eric A. Gordon: Ove spends his days minding everybody else’s business and visiting his wife’s grave to bring flowers and unburden his troubled soul.