Film List

List of Film Reviews/Analyses

12 Years a Slave

20 Feet from Stardom

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49th Parallel (AKA The Invaders)

50/50

The Accountant

Act of Valor

Alien: Covenant

Allied

Alone Yet Not Alone

The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

American Hustle

American Sniper

Anastasia

Anne of the Thousand Days

Ant-Man

Applause (1929)

Arrival

The Artist

August: Osage County

The Avengers

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Babes in Arms (1939)

The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

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)

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

Black Narcissus (1947)

Blonde Venus (1932)

Blue Jasmine

The Body Snatcher

The Bourne Legacy

Boyhood

Brave

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

The Butler (see Lee Daniels’ The Butler)

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain Phillips

Casablanca

Clouds of Sils Maria

Courageous

Creed

The Crowd

The Dark Knight Rises

Denial (2016) 

The Descendants

Diary of a Country Priest (French, 1951)

Divergent

Do You Believe?

Dunkirk

Elysium

Enough Said

Exodus: Gods and Kings

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

Far from the Madding Crowd

The Fault in Our Stars

Fences

Finding Dory

Florence Foster Jenkins

Follow the Fleet (1936)

For Me and My Gal

Foxcatcher

Frozen

Fruitvale Station

The Garden of Allah (1936)

Gone Girl

The Good Dinosaur

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Gravity

The Great Gatsby

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

Hacksaw Ridge

Hail, Caesar!

Hallelujah (1929)

Heaven is for Real

Hell or High Water

Her

Hidden Figures

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Holiday Inn

Hope Rises

Hugo

The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part Two

The Imitation Game

In the Heart of the Sea

In Which We Serve (1942)

Inside Out

Interstellar

Into the Woods

The Invaders (see 49th Parallel)

The Iron Lady

Iron Man 3

J. Edgar

Jackie

Jason Bourne

Jaws

Jersey Boys

Judgment at Nuremburg

Jurassic World

Kong: Skull Island

La La Land

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

The Lego Movie

Les Misérables

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Like Crazy

Lincoln

Lion

Logan

Loving

The Lost City of Z

A Man for All Seasons

Man of Steel

Manchester by the Sea

The Martian

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

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

The Monuments Men

Moonrise Kingdom

The Muppets

My Big Fat Greek Wedding II

Nebraska

Nightcrawler

Noah

One Way Passage: A Tour Through Yesterday

Out of the Past

Oz: The Great and Powerful

Passengers

The People v. O.J. Simpson

Philomena

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Premium Rush

Prometheus

Pygmalion

Quartet

The Red Shoes (1948, British)

Red Tails

The Revenant

Risen

Road to Perdition

Rogue One: My Experience

Room

Rush

The Salesman (Iranian, 2016)

Saving Mr. Banks

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Selma

The Shack

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Skyfall

Sicario

Silver Linings Playbook

Soul Surfer

Spectre

The Spectacular Now

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spotlight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Still Alice

Strangers on a Train (1951)

Sully

Take Shelter

The Theory of Everything

The Thin Man (1934)

To the Wonder

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

Unbroken

Victoria and Abdul

War Horse

Watch on the Rhine (1943)

When Knighthood was in Flower

Whiplash

The Wolverine

Woman in Gold

Wonder Woman

World War Z

X-Men Apocalypse

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Young Adult

 

 

 

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