18. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

I'm going to say this with pride: I loved Man of Steel.  It was exciting (those fight scenes . . . THOSE FIGHT SCENES!!!), intelligent, emotional, memorable and resonant.  People are still talking about it.  And they're talking about it for reasons other than the fact that it leads directly into Batman v Superman.  They're... Continue Reading →

17. The Other Side of the Door

The cast of The Walking Dead - as amazing as they are - have mostly struggled in making the transition to  steady feature film careers.  Interestingly enough, starring Sarah Wayne Callies, The Other Side of the Door is already the second horror film of the year featuring either a current or a former Walking Dead cast... Continue Reading →

15. 10 Cloverfield Lane

I'm going to brag.  Years ago, there was a soap opera on NBC called Passions.  It was somewhat (though not entirely) different from standard soap opera fare as it invoked the supernatural in much of its storytelling.  There was a witch named Tabitha who had a talking doll named Timmy, for example.  And I've always... Continue Reading →

14. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Based on the memoirs of foreign war correspondent Kim Baker, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot covers the years that Baker spent in Afghanistan, trying to find her niche in life while also trying to forge her way in a setting that doesn't typically support women carving niches. The film is anchored by an incredibly strong and game cast (Mike... Continue Reading →

13. Zootopia

Ever since Wreck-It Ralph, Disney has been engaging in a new Golden Era for themselves relating to their animation division.  Following the financial and critical success of Ralph, the studio made a return to form with the extremely well-received princess story Tangled, and then far surpassed themselves with the instant classic Frozen.  There was no way to match... Continue Reading →

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