Category Archives: 2017

Mary and the Witch’s Flower (2017) Rated PG

A strange flower grants magic to a young girl. Based on the book The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart. Starring Ruby Barnhill, Jim Broadbent, Ewen Bremner, and Kate Winslet. This is the first film from Studio Ponoc, the company founded by a producer from Studio Ghibli. … Continue reading

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Submergence (2017) Rated NR

James More is held captive by jihadist fighters off the coast of Africa; across the ocean, Danielle Flinders prepares to submerge into the Greenland Sea. While More and Flinders are separately confined, they each remember their romance from the year before. … Continue reading

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Hostiles (2017) Rated R

An army captain reluctantly takes the job of escorting a Cheyenne chief and his family home. Starring Scott Shepherd, Rosamund Pike, and Ava Cooper. This film surprised me; it’s not the best-written script, but it’s character driven. Each character in the … Continue reading

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Call Me By Your Name (2017) Rated R

In the 1980s, a teen in Italy falls for an older man. Based on the book by André Aciman. Starring Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, and Michael Stuhlbarg. This film left a bad taste in my mouth. The premise of the film … Continue reading

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All the Money in the World (2017) Rated R

The story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III in Rome, 1973. Starring Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, and Mark Wahlberg. With all the hoopla surrounding this film and the changing of actors as well as the Oscar nominations, you’d think this … Continue reading

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The Disaster Artist (2017) Rated R

Greg Sestero, an aspiring actor, meets mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class. They become fast friends, each aspiring to make a film. Based on the book, The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made … Continue reading

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The Shape of Water (2017) Rated R

At a research facility in the 1960s, a janitor befriends an amphibious creature. Starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, and Richard Jenkins. This is the story of a lonely woman who falls in love with an amphibious creature. The film has full frontal … Continue reading

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Darkest Hour (2017) Rated PG-13

It’s the year 1940, and Winston Churchill becomes the British Prime Minister. During his first few weeks in office, he must decide whether or not he will negotiate with Adolf Hitler. Starring Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Ben Mendelsohn. Unlike … Continue reading

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Justice League (2017) Rated PG-13

Bruce Wayne enlists a group of superheroes to fight a new evil. Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Amy Adams. I really wish they would go back to what makes these characters great. The film is at its best by showing … Continue reading

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Jigsaw (2017) Rated R

Bodies are turning up resembling the torture of  John Kramer, the man known as Jigsaw, who has been dead for over 10 years. Starring Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie. This is a film that you’ll either love or hate. … Continue reading

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