Faced with making a movie revolving around "mortgage-backed securities" and "tranches" and "collateralized debt obligations" play with mainstream audiences is no easy feat, but McKay manages it with remarkable ease.
The applause at the end of the screening of Freeheld was deserving. This is a true story about New Jersey Police Officer Laurel Hester's battle to secure pension benefits for her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, when Hester dies from cancer.
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Cinefantastique Online's Steve Biodrowski and Dan Persons sat through this sequel, and their discussion focuses on how a film with so many pluses -- minions galore; a talented voice cast -- could wind up so flat.