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 →

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 →

74. Sully

Sully is Clint Eastwood's first film since the disaster that was American Sniper.  I don't care how much money it made.  I don't care what awards it was nominated for (and usually lost).  Many viewers got caught up in fabricated "patriotism" and entirely overlooked what a mess of a film it actually was.  Bradley Cooper gave a... Continue Reading →

68. Florence Foster Jenkins

What's a year of 100 movies without Meryl Streep, right?!  Truth be told, though, director Stephen Frears is the main attraction for me, here.  That's not a knock on Meryl Streep.  I enjoy her work as much as the next guy.  It's just that Frears's Philomena was easily one of my favorite films of 2013... Continue Reading →

19. I Saw the Light

I love Elizabeth Olsen.  I'm just going to lead with that.  She won me over with her powerful performance in the horror film Silent House and I've since seen almost every one of her movies, released both before and after that one.  The films, themselves vary in quality but her performances never do.  She is as... Continue Reading →

11. Eddie the Eagle

Going about this crazy crusade of mine to see 100 2016 releases in the theaters is bound to result in my seeing some movies that I otherwise wouldn't have.  Eddie the Eagle is one of those. For the most part, the film is probably what you think it is.  There are a lot of sports/underdog movie... Continue Reading →

9. Race

When I was in sixth grade, we were given an assignment to choose and read a biography and then, naturally, write a report on whatever we chose.  I ended up reading a biography on Jesse Owens.  I don't really recall how I arrived at that decision (probably a suggestion from my parents), but it left... Continue Reading →

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