Review – Fist Fight

Fist Fight (previously titled - up until very recently - Teacher Fight, which I like better), wasn't the first movie I wanted to see, this weekend, but that's how it worked out due to the timing of them at my local theater.  The premise is silly and simple: one teacher (Ice Cube's Mr. Strickland) gets mad... Continue Reading →

105. Fences

(Disclaimer: Yes, I know it's now 2017.  But if you look at the way I worded my goal for the 2016 March every single time, I stated that it was to see at least 100 2016 films in the theater, not to see at least 100 films in the theater in 2016.  They are two very... Continue Reading →

90. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

As you all probably know, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the new attempt at extending J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter universe.  Serving as a prequel to the Potter saga, Fantastic Beasts brings back long-time Potter director David Yates and introduces the Academy Award-winning Eddie Redmayne (Best Actor in a Leading Role, 2015, The... Continue Reading →

87. Hacksaw Ridge

And, just like that, here's the fourth film on my list of 10 Fourth Quarter 2016 Films to Be Excited About.  This trailer had me at, "Hello," as its central themes of conflict resolution (especially in war) without violence made it a rare standout in the constant onslaught of war-themed films.  This is also an... Continue Reading →

81. The Accountant

The Accountant is the latest film from director Gavin O'Connor, about an autistic mathematician who gets wrapped up in the shady business of his equally shady clientele.  While O'Connor has been hit (Warrior) and miss (Jane Got A Gun) for me, I can't say the same for the outstanding cast - maybe the strongest in... Continue Reading →

80. The Girl on the Train

If you missed it, The Girl on the Train was the first of my 10 Fourth Quarter 2016 Films to Be Excited About.  As I mentioned in that column, I haven't read the Paula Hawkins novel of the same name on which this film is based, but I love Emily Blunt (both her talent and... Continue Reading →

73. The Disappointments Room

Another horror movie and another Kate Beckinsale appearance in my March to 100?!  I wasn't about to argue with either of those.  I regret that the next Underworld film won't quite make the cut as it's not being released until January.  My hope, however, was that D.J. Caruso's The Disappointments Room would serve as a suitable... Continue Reading →

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