Starring: Brie Larson, John Gallagher, Jr., Kaitlyn Dever
Mark Glass, Patch blogger: *** The setting for this quiet little drama is a county home for kids with problems. Although the facility has some professionals on staff, daily supervision comes from a handful of twentysomethings with more laudable intentions than training or credentials. Read the full review.
Starring: Robert DeNiro, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Pfieffer, Dianna Agron
Mark Glass, Patch blogger: **½ (R) There’s a lot to like about this rather gruesome action comedy, even if the whole package falls a bit short on laughs and energy. Robert DeNiro plays an old Mafioso who has been hiding around Europe under federal protection (headed by veteran stone-faced law dude, Tommy Lee Jones), ducking the $20M contract placed on his head by former colleagues whose careers in crime were ended by his testimony. His wife (Michelle Pfeiffer), daughter (Dianna Agron, best known as Quinn on Glee) and son (John D’Leo) wind up having to relocate with him every 90 days, or so, whenever aspiring hit men crack their latest cover IDs. Read the full review.