The cream of the documentary crop so far this year, Sarah Polley’s film about her family seems initially like something you shouldn’t care much about. Then, by the time the credits roll, you’ve literally laughed and cried. Using her family like movie cast, she gets you to run the gamut of emotions. Polley is three for three as a director in my book.
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When he’s not obsessing over new Oscar predictions on a weekly basis, Joey is seeing between 300 and 350 movies a year. He views the best in order to properly analyze the awards race/season each year, but he also watches the worst for reasons he mostly sums up as "so you all don't have to". In his spare time, you can usually find him complaining about the Jets or the Mets. Still, he lives and dies by film. Joey's a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.