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Get Out

Get Out

Universal Pictures Horror/Suspense/Mystery/Comedy ***** If you think “Get Out” is like Stanley Kramer’s “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (1967)–it is to an extent–but “Get Out” goes much further, much deeper in its approach to a very unsettling, suspenseful,malevolence; yet it’s peppered with humor. The director Jordan [...]

La La Land

La La Land

By Howard McQuitter II For March 2017, I refer to my highly recommended movie the highly touted musical/romance/drama “La La Land” (received 14 Oscar nominations) directed by Damien Chazelle (“Whiplash” ). Chazelle became the youngest Person (at age 32) to win the best director award at the Golden Globes. Only two other movies in Oscar [...]

Top Ten Movies of 2016

Top Ten Movies of 2016

1. “Moonlight” (R) Running time: 111 minutes. Director: Barry Jenkins. A young African American goes from childhood and adulthood in Miami with many struggles including his sexuality. Drama. 2. “Manchester by the Sea” (R) Running time: 137 minutes. Director: Kenneth Lonergan. A working class handyman suffering from depression has to face [...]

“La La Land”

“La La Land”

By Howard McQuitter II ****1/2 out of five stars “La La Land” (2016) Liongate Drama/Musical/Romance Sebastian has that same passion for jazz as did Andrew (Miles Teller) did in “Whiplash”(2014), by director Damien Chazelle, who directed both “Whiplash” and “La La Land”. In both cases, Sebastian, the pianist, and Andrew, the [...]

“The Accountant” & “Moonlight”

“The Accountant” & “Moonlight”

** out of 5 stars “Accountant,” “R” Rating Ben Affleck’s character Christian Wolf in “The Accountant” lives in an Airstream trailer in the hinterland where he stocks weapons, money, paintings by Renoir and Jackson Pollack (bought on the black market). He’s involved with some nefarious organizations and some of assignments are [...]

Snowden

Snowden

*** out of 5 stars Oliver Stone is the ideal director for “Snowden”, the man I’ve admired who back in the 1980s and the early 1990s would willingly step into controversial subject matter such as his films “Platoon” (1986), “Born on the Fourth of July” (1989) and “JFK” (1991). “Snowden” is one of those controversial men who [...]

Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

(Left to right) Ben Foster and Chris Pine in HELL OR HIGH WATER. ***** Crime/Drama/Quasi-Modern Western R-Rated “Hell or High Water” is the real deal as far as a solid heist film that is reminiscent of the 1960s and early 1970s heist films such as the late director Michael Cimino’s heist film “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot” (1974) [...]

The Secret Lives of Pets

The Secret Lives of Pets

*** 1/2 out of 5 Animation/Adventure/Comedy “The Secret Lives of Pets” although not perfect is a wholesome family affair. What do humans and pets do? Well, Humans go to work; pets come to play. When the coast is clear and the pets’ owners have gone to work or school in Manhattan, it’s play time for dogs, cats, parakeets, guinea pigs and [...]

“Game Room”

Crime/Drama/Thriller ****1/2 of Five Stars A punk-rock band called “Ain’t Rights” are desperate for money, gas and gigs. Running out of luck the band members Pat (Anton Yelchin), Sam (Alia Shawhat), Tiger (Callum Turner), Reece (Joe Cole) and Amber (Imogen Poots) reluctantly accept a gig at white supremacist compound in back-woods near [...]

“The Lobster”

“The Lobster”

\Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Comedy Rated: R **** of Five Stars “The Lobster” casts modern love relationships in dystopian form and also casts, somewhat in a cynical way, how society constantly insists on couples. David (Colin Farrell) finds out how cruel the world is when his wife leaves him and he’s all alone. He seeks out a surreal compound where [...]

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