H. Nelson Tracey

CINEMACY Selects: ‘Witness’

Digging a little further back into Netflix’s extensive movie archive, you’ll find Witness, one of the major award-winning movies of 1985. From the opening scene, we see what appears to be images from the early US frontier: a community of old-fashioned dressed people gather for a funeral. The title card: Pennsylvania, 1985. No, we’re not in the 19th Century as first impressions lead us to think, we’re deep in Amish country in what was present day at the movie’s release. READ MORE...

CINEMACY Selects: ‘Short Term 12’

Watch the first five minutes of Short Term 12, at least until the title comes up, you will without a doubt you be hooked on watching the remainder of this indie drama that came out last summer. The title comes from the film’s setting, a transitional home for kids of all ages between foster homes. At the center of the story is Grace (Brie Larson), one of the more experienced caretakers who has seen it all when it comes to taking care of kids, as well as her fiancée Mason (John Gallagher Jr.). READ MORE...