Category Archives: 2015

Spotlight (2015) Rated R

A specialized group of investigative reporters are handed the story of a lifetime by their new boss.  What they find may be the undoing of everything their community (and much of the world) holds dear. Starring Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, … Continue reading

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The Drop Box (2015) Rated PG

A pastor finds an abandoned baby on his church steps. He decides to do something about the amount of abandoned babies, and creates The Drop Box. Starring Steve Morrison, Jong Rak Lee, Jon Pil Lee, Hong Joon Kim, Ji-Young Lee. … Continue reading

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The Peanuts Movie (2015) G

Charlie Brown feels he must become a winner in order to garner the affection of the new “little red-haired girl” in his class, while Snoopy embarks on an epic, romantic adventure against the Red Baron. I admit I was wary … Continue reading

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Prescription Thugs (2015)

Director Chris Bell (Bigger Faster Stronger) takes a look at the role of culture, doctors, and Big Pharma in the role of prescription drug addiction. This documentary (which I would rate R for language and some disturbing imagery) has a … Continue reading

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I Saw the Light (2015) Rated R

The story of Hank Williams’ short life, including his rise to fame and the impact it had on his health. Based on the book, Hank Williams: The Biography by Colin Escott, George Merritt, and William MacEwen. Starring Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Cinderella (2015) PG

Live action retelling of the animated classic by director Kenneth Branagh. Starring Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter. A lavish spectacle, both moving and romantic and- dare I say- trite.  I almost loved this beautiful retelling of … Continue reading

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Playing It Cool (2015) R

An anti-love screenwriter is asked to write a romantic comedy.  With a serious case of writer’s block, he meets Her (who has a boyfriend), and all kinds of cathartic chaos ensues. Starring Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Topher Grace, Aubrey Plaza, … Continue reading

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Joy (2015) Rated PG-13

Joy becomes the founder and matriarch of a family business dynasty. Based on the true story of Joy Mangano, the inventor of the Miracle Mop. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Susan Lucci, … Continue reading

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Doctor Foster: A Woman Scorned (2015) Rated NR

A doctor suspects her husband of having an affair, which causes her life to unravel. Starring Suranne Jones, Bertie Carvel, Tom Taylor, Thusitha Jayasundera, Martha Howe-Douglas, Shazia Nicholls, Jodie Comer, Clare-Hope Ashitey. Wow, this series is so much more than … Continue reading

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Concussion (2015) Rated PG-13

Accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu discovers the truth about brain damage in football players. Starring Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks,  David Morse, Hill Harper, Stephen Moyer, Paul Reiser, Luke Wilson, Bitsie Tulloch. This is based on the true story … Continue reading

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