CAPTIVATING FROM BEGINNING TO END
Michael Giovanniello of Burbank is a freelance writer.
I enjoyed this movie more than any film I’ve seen in months. The
story is richly told, acted and filmed. I was swept away from the
nostalgic opening images to the tense climax. The characters are
three-dimensional, each with his own agenda. The complex plot is
seething with character and emotion.
Compelling and awesome, Robert De Niro proves to be a fine vintage
getting better by the minute. James Franco’s performance as the
prodigal son is captivating and insinuating a powerful new acting
Insightful directing by Michael Caton-Jones and gritty writing by
Ken Hixon complement this movie-going experience. This film is why I
go to the movies.
“City By The Sea” is rated R for language, drug use and some
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