Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

★★★★ Director: Theodore Melfi Year: 2016 Definitely a mainstream, feel good movie like Apollo 13. Adversity and success. Janelle Monae's performance stood out to me most. > More Info

The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story

The People v OJ Simp

★★★★ Creators: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski Year: 2016 I didn't like the casting of Cuba Gooding Jr. as OJ. But Courtney Vance as Johnnie Cochran was incredible. I'm upset he ...

For the Love of Spock

For the Love of Spoc

★★★ Director: Adam Nimoy Year: 2016 I never watched Star Trek and this film was recommended to me. Fascinating look into Leonard Nimoy, I had no idea of the roles ...

Narcos: Season 1

Narcos: Season 1

★★★★ Creators: Carlo Bernard, Chris Brancato, Doug Miro Year: 2015 Really well done series telling the side of Escobar I wasn't familiar with. > More Info

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

Drunk Stoned Brillia

★★ Director: Douglas Tirola Year: 2015 I expected more from this documentary. It was eye opening to see the roots but wanted more breadth in the story. It felt half ...

Snowden

Snowden

★★★★ Director: Oliver Stone Year: 2016   > More Info

Black Mass

Black Mass

★★ Director: Scott Cooper Year: 2015 Now I know why this film came and went. Compared to what it could have been, this film disappointed. Great characters and story ...

21 Years Richard Linklater

21 Years Richard Lin

★★★★ Director: Michael Dunaway, Tara Wood Year: 2014 Richard Linklater is very much the director of my generation. I discovered his films much like most others in college, living ...

Ip Man 3

Ip Man 3

★★★ Director: Wilson Yip Year: 2015 The Ip Man trilogy (or now there's 5 total films about it) is fun and a series I can never get sick of. ...

Amy

Amy

★★★ Director: Asif Kapadia Year: 2015 It's mostly a made for TV Behind the Music. But I would say that the last third was quite good. Now I have a ...

In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the

★★★ Director: Ron Howard Year: 2015 It was a better film  than the trailers made it. Plus it's Ron Howard, so you can't go wrong. > More Info

Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies

★★★ Director: Steven Spielberg Year: 2015 Another film that was better than I expected. And I had no idea the Coen Brothers wrote it! > More Info

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

★★★ Director: Danny Boyle Year: 2015   > More Info

The Big Short

The Big Short

★★★★ Director: Adam McKay Year: 2015 > More Info

Spotlight

Spotlight

★★★★ Director: Tom McCarthy Year: 2015   > More Info

Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compt

★★★★ Director: F. Gary Gray Year: 2015 Loved it. Really well acted and a story that should be told to generations. This is the fairy tale of our age. > More ...

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Lee Daniels’ T

★★★★ Director: Lee Daniels Year: 2013 Forrest Whitaker might be the most versatile actor ever. I've seen him in so many roles and in this one, he's humble, articulate, not ...

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

Kurt Cobain: Montage

★★★ Director: Brett Morgen Year: 2015 Really well directed, pulling together gorgeous animation with old recordings and footage. It's quite different from what I was expecting which was good. > More ...