79. The Birth of a Nation (2016)

There's so much historical significance and modern controversy surrounding The Birth of a Nation that I don't even know where to begin my introduction.  Let's start with the title, which is purposefully the same title of D.W. Griffith's 1915 silent film centered around the Civil War and the postwar Reconstruction era.  That film is widely... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Beowulf

Original US release date: November 16, 2007 Production budget: $150,000,000 Worldwide gross: $196,393,745 2007's Beowulf is a notable film for a number of reasons.  For one, it continued director Robert Zemeckis's experimentation with motion-capture CGI (computer generated imagery) filmmaking (initially utilized by Zemeckis in 2004's The Polar Express).  Also, the changes to the original poem's... Continue Reading →

78. Masterminds

All I really knew about Masterminds as I went in was that I liked the cast and the trailer made me laugh.  I crossed my fingers that that would be enough.  I was vaguely aware, however, that the film is based on the true story of one of the largest cash heists in American history. ... Continue Reading →

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