Film List

List of Film Reviews/Analyses

12 Years a Slave

Plus The Three to See: The Birth of a Nation, Gone with the Wind, and 12 Years a Slave

The 15:17 to Paris


20 Feet from Stardom


49th Parallel (AKA The Invaders)


A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Quiet Place Part II

A Star is Born (2018)

The Accountant

Act of Valor

Ad Astra

Algiers (1938)

Alien: Covenant


Alone Yet Not Alone

The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

American Underdog

American Hustle

American Sniper


Anne of the Thousand Days


Applause (1929)

Around the World in 80 Days Two ’50s Films That “Shouldn’t Have Won” Best Picture 


The Artist

August: Osage County

Avatar: The Way of Water

The Avengers

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Infinity War

Babes in Arms (1939)

The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

The Batman (2022)

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Big Eyes

The Big Parade (1925)

The Big Short

The Big Sick

Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (AKA, Birdman)

Birth of a Nation (1915)

Plus The Three to See: The Birth of a Nation, Gone with the Wind, and 12 Years a Slave

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

Black Narcissus (1947)

Black Panther

Blonde Venus (1932)

Blue Jasmine

The Body Snatcher

Bohemian Rhapsody


The Bourne Legacy

Charles Boyer (see Algiers, Liliom, and Love Affair)



Bridge of Spies


The Butler (see Lee Daniels’ The Butler)

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain Phillips


Clouds of Sils Maria



The Crowd

Dancing Lady (1933)

The Dark Knight Rises

Darkest Hour

Denial (2016) 

The Descendants

Diary of a Country Priest (French, 1951)

Quick Takes: Disenchanted and Spirited


Do You Believe?

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey: A New Era

Dune (2021)





Encounter: Quick Takes on Some Streaming Films

Enough Said

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Exodus: Gods and Kings

The Fall (2006, or -07, or -08, depending)

Far from the Madding Crowd

The Fault in Our Stars

The Favourite


Finding Dory

Florence Foster Jenkins

Follow the Fleet (1936)

For Me and My Gal

Ford v Ferrari Quick Cuts: Winter Holiday Films



Frozen II

Fruitvale Station

The Garden of Allah (1936)

Gone Girl

The Good Dinosaur

The Good Earth

The Three to See: The Birth of a Nation, Gone with the Wind, and 12 Years a Slave

The Grand Budapest Hotel


The Great Gatsby

The Great Ziegfeld

The Greatest Show on Earth Two ’50s Films That “Shouldn’t Have Won” Best Picture

The Greatest Showman

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Hacksaw Ridge

Hail, Caesar!

Hallelujah (1929)


Heaven is for Real

Hell or High Water


Hidden Figures

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Holiday Inn

Hope Rises

How Green Was My Valley (1941)


The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part Two

I Can Only Imagine

If Beale Street Could Talk

The Imitation Game

In the Heart of the Sea

In Which We Serve (1942)

Incredibles 2

The Informer (1935)

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

Inside Out


Into the Woods

The Invaders (see 49th Parallel)

The Irishman

The Iron Lady

Iron Man 3

J. Edgar


Jason Bourne


Jersey Boys

Jesus Revolution


Judgment at Nuremburg


Jurassic World

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World Dominion

King of Jazz

The King of Kings (1927)

Knives Out Quick Cuts: Winter Holiday Films

Kong: Skull Island

Lady Bird

Lady for a Day

La La Land

Late Night

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

The Lego Movie

Les Girls

Les Misérables

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Like Crazy

Liliom (1934)



Little Women (1949) Quick Cuts: Winter Holiday Films


Lola Montès (1955)

Love Affair (1939)


The Lost City of Z

A Man Called Otto/A Man Called Ove

A Man for All Seasons

Man of Steel

The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)

Manchester by the Sea

Marriage Story  Quick Cuts: Winter Holiday Films

The Martian

A Matter of Life and Death/Stairway to Heaven (1946)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible–Fallout

The Monuments Men

Moonrise Kingdom

Morning Glory

The Muppets

My Big Fat Greek Wedding II




No Time to Die


Of Mice and Men (1939) Quick Cuts: Winter Holiday Films

Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

One Night in Miami…

One Way Passage: A Tour Through Yesterday

Out of the Past

Oz: The Great and Powerful

The Nun’s Story

Parasite Quick Cuts: Winter Holiday Films


Peg O’ My Heart

The People v. O.J. Simpson

Pépé le Moko (1937)

Phantom Thread


The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Post

The Power of the Dog

Premium Rush

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) Quick Cuts: Winter Holiday Films





Red Notice: Quick Takes on Some Streaming Films

The Red Shoes (1948, British)

Red Tails

The Revenant


Road to Perdition

Rogue One: My Experience

Roman Holiday



The Salesman (Iranian, 2016)

San Francisco (1936)

Saving Mr. Banks

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel


The Shack

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

She Said

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Show People (1928)



Silver Linings Playbook

Soul Surfer


The Spectacular Now

Spider-Man: Far from Home

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Quick Takes: Disenchanted and Spirited


Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Still Alice

Strangers on a Train (1951)

Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)


Take Shelter

The Theory of Everything

The Thin Man (1934)

Thor: Love and Thunder

Tick, Tick…BOOM! Quick Takes on Some Streaming Films

To the Wonder

Top Gun: Maverick

Tombstone (1993)

The Tree of Life, Part 1

The Tree of Life, Part Two

Two Days, One Night (Deux jours, une nuit)

The Two Great Film Anniversaries You Probably Didn’t Hear About

The Two Popes Quick Cuts: Winter Holiday Films

Two Women (1960/1961)


Uncut Gems Quick Cuts: Winter Holiday Films

Victoria and Abdul

War Horse

Watch on the Rhine (1943)

West Side Story (2021)

What Price Hollywood? (1932)

When Knighthood was in Flower


The Wolverine

Woman in Gold

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman 1984

World War Z

X-Men Apocalypse

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Young Adult

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