Movie Master List Title Card

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Recommended

Reviewed 2018

Movie Link to Stream Synopsis
Freak Show Amazon Freak Show moves past your usual coming out story and focuses on how to gain tolerance or acceptance, thus presenting a more interesting narrative than often seen in LGBT focused films.

Reviewed 2017

Movie Link to Stream Synopsis
A Monster Calls There are many ways and perspectives to handle the death of a person and A Monster Calls explores manny of them. Be it through animation, the point of view of a son, or the point of view of a mother, each find their own way to deal with things which gives a story which I can almost guarantee will bring you to tears.
Elle If you thought Gone Girl was twisted, oh you haven’t seen anything yet.
Get Out You know how in 2009 people said Orphan would negatively affect adoption rates and how movies like Split give a bad name to those with dissociative identity disorder? Well, Get Out may likely make Black men think twice when it comes to dating white women.
Dying Laughing With the rise of YouTube and various other online platforms giving birth to comedians, it has made it seem that just being funny was all it took to become a professional. However, the 50+ stand-up comedians involved in this documentary remind you that being funny is good and all, but that’s just part of the basics.
Audrie & Daisy  Documentaries, usually, are not about happy topics. They are about exposing someone’s suffering, sometimes their triumphs, but rarely is the most empowering tales without the shock someone survived all they were put through. So is the case of Audrie and Daisy in which one didn’t survive all they went through.
Get Me Roger Stone In Get Me Roger Stone, Roger Stone is presented beyond the level of the Koch Brothers or any non-politician political figure you may know. For truly, the way this documentary presents him, he should be in history books.
Our Lovers (Nuestros amantes) One of the many preconceived notions I have non-English films is that they are more daring. Usually, this is in terms of violence. Something which can be used to up the stakes and shock you like in Elle or The World of Kanako. However, with Our Lovers, I’m reminded that in romance they take uncommon routes as well.
To The Bone  To The Bones makes it so you officially can’t say Lily Collins is living off her father’s name anymore. For she proves herself as an actress just as capable of being a romantic lead as someone whose story can be emotionally heavy and heartbreaking.
Girl’s Trip  Without question, Girl’s Trip is the funniest movie I have ever seen PERIOD. All thanks to, not necessarily the established stars, per se, but Tiffany Haddish.
The Story of 90 Coins  The Story of 90 Coins is the type of short you want to see become a full-length feature. For just the way it makes your heart beat quicken and brings tears to your eyes in just 9 minutes, it is like you are the one experiencing the whirlwind that is falling in love.
The Foreigner   In The Foreigner, Jackie Chan combines a timely backstory, mixed with a slightly generic plot, and the type of action you’d only expect from something with his name associated with it.
Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice)   Though certain plot elements require more forgiveness than you may be able to muster, Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice) may end up being considered this year’s Your Name.
Dismissed  Dismissed for Dylan Sprouse will surely make him one of the few Disney Channel alumni whose talent deserves to be taken seriously.
The Greatest Showman  The Greatest Showman is the type of musical which is worth repeat viewings and one you can see make an inevitable move to Broadway.

Reviewed 2016

Movie Link To Stream Synopsis
Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong
Follow Me
Floyd Norman: An Animated Life
Kimi no na wa. (Your Name)
Fences
La La Land
The Little Prince

Reviewed 2015

Whiplash | Middle of Nowhere | The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness | Chappie | Blackbird (2015) | Pitch Perfect 2 | Mad Max: Fury Road | Trainwreck | Inside/ Out | Five Star | Room | Love | He Named Me Malala

Reviewed 2014

Belle | Ernest & CelestineA Long Way Down | After the Dark (The Philosophers) | Sunshine on Leith | Philomena | Only Lovers Left Alive | Snowpiercer | Wadjda | Veronica Mars: The Movie | The Grand Budapest Hotel20 Feet From Stardom | The Wind Rises | Kill Your Darlings | The Face of Love | HerShort Term 12 | God Help The Girl | Nightcrawler | Done In | Gone Girl

Reviewed 2013

Dallas Buyers Club | Gangster Squad | Warm Bodies | Liberal Arts | Beautiful Creatures | Gun Hill Road | War Witch | Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confession of a Marriage Counselor | LUV | Byzantium | The FamilyBlackfishOdd ThomasAsphalt PlaygroundThe Spectacular Now | Drinking Buddies | Fruitvale StationThe Heat | Paris is BurningThe Invisible WarDon Jon | My Brother, The DevilThe Watsons Go To BirminghamBlue is the Warmest ColorAbout Time | The Best Man HolidayThe Book Thief | Steins;Gate Fuka Ryouiki no Deja vuThings Never SaidAn Oversimplification of Her Beauty | The Wolf of Wall StreetHal

Reviewed 2012

Yelling to the Sky | Silver Linings Playbook | Una Noche | Sparkle (2012) | Seven Psychopaths | Ruby Sparks | Wreck-It-Ralph | Pitch Perfect

 

Ratings

Positive (Worth Seeing)

This rating is for movies which deserve at least one viewing. For while they may not all be worth repeated viewings, they are the type which deserves 1 – 2 hours of your life.

2018

Month Movie Title Link to Stream Synopsis
January Happy Death Day  Amazon Happy Death Day is a surprisingly good horror movie, until the killer and their motive is revealed.
The Light of the Moon  Amazon The Light of the Moon presents a layered, multi-faceted look at the life of a rape survivor and how that assault changed nearly everything in her life.
The Commuter  Not Available Yet The Commuter may just be the film which defies the idea January is a dumping ground for movies not bound for the Oscars.
Freak Show  Amazon Freak Show moves past your usual coming out story and focuses on how to gain tolerance or acceptance, thus presenting a more interesting narrative than often seen in LGBT focused films.
Saturday Church Amazon Saturday Church may have hit or miss musical elements, Luka Kain and company present a film which sets a precedent for the upcoming show Pose to follow.

2017

December: Behind The Curtain: Todrick Hall | Star Wars: Episode VIII “The Last Jedi” | The Shape of Water | The Greatest Showman | Bright | I Love You, Daddy

November: A Bad Moms Christmas | Columbus | The Inkwell | Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri | Bedeviled | Wonder | She’s Gotta Have It | Mudbound | Dismissed

October: The Foreigner | The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson | The Babysitter | The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) | Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice)

September: Home Again | First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers | Smartass | Gaga: Five Foot Two | Our Souls At Night | Gerald’s Game

August: The Story of 90 Coins | Landline

July: Check It | Spiderman: Homecoming | To The Bone | Girl’s Trip

June: Wonder Woman | Our Lovers (Nuestros amantes) | Pretend We’re Kissing | All Eyez on Me | Baby Driver

May: I Am Not Your Negro | Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 | Get Me Roger Stone | Everything, Everything | Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower | Slam (Slam: Tutto per una ragazza)

April: In The Morning

March: Logan | Audrie & Daisy | Burning Sands | Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale | Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise | Power Rangers

February: Imperial Dreams | Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk | John Wick | One Night (1 Night) | Mississippi Damned | Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark | Get Out | Kiki | Dying Laughing

January: Hidden Figures | A Monster Calls | Elle | iBoy

2016

December: La La Land | 20th Century Women | Fences | Barry | Kizumonogatari: Part 2 (Nekketsu-hen)

November: Loving | Divines | Moana

October: Captain Fantastic | The Accountant | Moonlight | Follow Me | Kimi no na wa. (Your Name.) | The Great Gilly Hopkins

February – September: 5 to 7 | Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong | The Boss | Captain America: Civil WarCentral Intelligence | Deadpool | Floyd Norman: An Animated Life | Indignation | Manhattan Night | Me Before You | Nerve | The Little Prince | Piper & Finding Dory | The Man in 3B | Southside With You | Jane Wants A Boyfriend | Indignation | Zootopia | XOXO

January: Meet the Patels | Anesthesia | Dirty Grandpa

2015

December: Star Wars: Episode VII “The Force Awakens” | The Diary of a Teenage GirlHe Named Me MalalaSicario | Brooklyn

November: LoveThe Danish GirlSanjay’s Super Team | Creed

October: A Ballerina’s Tale | Room

September: The InternWhen Marnie Was There

August: Five StarAmerican Ultra People Places ThingsThe Second Mother

July: TrainwreckDark PlacesSouthpaw

June: Love & Mercy | Spy | Inside/ Out

May: Kurt Cobain: Montage of HeckPitch Perfect 2Mad Max: Fury RoadI Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

April: Furious 7Batman vs. RobinBlackbird (2015)

March: Chappie

February: The Kingdom of Dreams and MadnessFocus

January: Kingsman: The Secret Service WhiplashMiddle of Nowhere

2014

December: Top FiveAnnieRhymes For Young GhoulsLilyGone Girl

November: White Rabbit | Big Hero 6 & FeastBeyond The Lights | Desert DancerBefore I Disappear

October: Nightcrawler | Rudderless | Camp X-RayThe Book of LifeDone In

September: The Box TrollsThe EqualizerThis Is Where I Leave YouThe Maze RunnerGod Help The Girl

August: Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesGuardians of the Galaxy

July: Some Velvet Morning | Ernest & Celestine | La belle et la Bete (Beauty and the Beast)

June: The Face of LoveThe Fault In Our StarsThe Past (Le Passe)

May: A Million Ways to Die in the WestX-Men: Days of Future Past | Nymphomaniac: Volume I | A Birder’s Guide to EverythingNeighborsBelle

April: Kill Your Darlings | Snowpiercer | Wadjda

March: DivergentVeronica Mars: The Movie | The Grand Budapest Hotel

February: 20 Feet From StardomThe Wind Rises

January: That Awkward MomentAfter The Dark (The Philosophers)Ride AlongShort Term 12

2013

December: Dallas Buyers ClubHalThe Wolf of Wall StreetSaving Mr. Banks

November: The Necessary Death of Charlie CountrymanThe Book ThiefThe Best Man HolidayThor: The Dark WorldBlue is the Warmest Color

October: CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story12 Years A SlaveCarrieThe Watsons Go To Birmingham

September: Don Jon | Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust | The FamilyBlackfishOdd Thomas

August: The ButlerKick-Ass 2The Spectacular Now | Drinking Buddies

July: Fruitvale StationThe Way, Way Back | Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain

June: The Heat | This is The End

May: Byzantium

April: LUV

March: Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confession of a Marriage Counselor | War Witch

February: Gun Hill Road | Beautiful Creatures | Liberal Arts | Warm Bodies

January: Django Unchained

2012

December: Skyfall | Yelling to the Sky | Now Is Good | Pitch Perfect | Silver Linings Playbook

November: Wreck-It-Ralph | Ruby Sparks

October: The Last | Seven Psychopaths

September: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

July: Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion | Madea’s Family Reunion | The Dark Knight Rises


Mixed (Divisive) 

This rating is used for movies I think have some issues but are worth checking out. Also, this rating applies to movies I feel just won’t appeal to everyone because of some of the movie’s quirks.

Negative (Skip It)

If something is rated negative, it is because it failed to meet any and all expectations. So while you may make it to the end of the film, it is only because you don’t know where the line is. That is the line where perseverance meets fighting for a lost cause.


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