Movies 2017-2019

Multiple lists on this page cover 2017 through 2019. Other years are accessed through the top page for ‘Movies‘ at this link:
https://douginnc.com/r-n-r/movie

A few movies have links to my commentary.
*(star) ratings are my own … 7*=Seven stars (maximum 10 stars)
‘Ten’ is for epics like Doctor Zhivago, which excels in history, acting, scenery, story, and score. (I’ve been told I’m harsh with my ratings!)

Longer “reviews” are the domain of other entertainment:
Books reviews and reports: https://douginnc.com/r-n-r/book
Stage show reviews: https://douginnc.com/r-n-r/stage

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2019: All 32 movies viewed, alphabetically:
->A few received my commentary; those have links.
*(star) ratings are my own (too harsh?) … 7*=Seven stars (max 10)

  • 6*; Alice’s Restaurant (1969) -Arlo Guthrie
  • 6*; America’s Yellowstone (2007) -Documentary
  • 7*; The Black Widow (1987) -Debra Winger
  • 4*; Christmas in Paris (2019) -(or Montana?!) Made for TV
  • 7*; Conspiracy Theory (1997) -M. Gibson, J. Roberts
  • 4*; Crazy Rich Asians (2018) -Awkwafina
  • 7*; Dangerous Minds (2009) -Michelle Pfeiffer
  • 6*; The Doors: When You’re Strange (2009) -Johnny Depp
  • 7*; Elizabeth (1998) -Cate Blachett
  • 7*; The Greatest Showman (2017) -Hugh Jackman
    Music by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Alex Lacamoire
  • 9*; Griffin & Phoenix (2006) -Amanda Peet
  • 7*; Head in the Clouds (2004) -Charlize Theron
  • 6*; Heart and Souls (1993) -Robert Downey Jr.
  • 8*; King Arthur (2004) -Clive Owen
  • 9*; Ladies in Black (2018) -Australian
  • 7*; The Last of the Mohicans (1992) -Day-Lewis, M. Stowe
  • 8*; Molly’s Game (2017) -Jessica Chastain
  • 2*; The Mule (2018) -Clint Eastwood
  • 5*; Native Son (1951) -Richard Wright
  • 8*; Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) -Q. Tarentino
  • 8*; The Pelican Brief (1993) -Julia Roberts
  • 7*; The Post (2017) -Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks
  • 8*; A Private War (2018) -Rosamund Pike
    ->Link to Commentary
  • 8*; Ratatouille (2007) -Pixar
  • 7*; Red Eye (2005) -Rachel McAdams
  • 6*; Rocketman (2019) -Elton John story
  • 5*; The Saint (1997) -Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue
  • 6*; The Shop Around the Corner (1940) -James Stewart
  • 7*; Soufra (2017) -Beirut documentary
  • 6*; Secret Admirer (1985) -Lori Laughlin
  • 6*; Shapemaker: Sculptor Don Frost (2017) -Docu Short
  • 7*; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Mo (2017) -McDormand

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2018: All 33 movies viewed, alphabetically:
->A few received my commentary; those have links.
*(star) ratings are my own (too harsh?) … 7*=Seven stars (max 10)

  • 3*; Bangkok Dangerous (2008) -Nicholas Cage
  • 4*; Because I Said So (2007) -Diane Keaton
  • 5*; Baby Driver (2017) -Ansel Elgort, K. Spacey
    ->Link to Commentary
  • 9*; Black Panther (2018) -Letitia Wright, Chad Boseman
    ->Link to Commentary
  • 7*; Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) -Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton
    ->Link to Commentary
  • 4*; ^Brother’s Keeper (1992 documentary)
  • 6*; Certain Women (2016) -Michelle Williams; 3 vignettes
  • 5*; Claire in Motion (2016) -Betsy Brandt
  • 4*; Dunkirk (2018) -Writer/Director Christopher Nolan
    ->Link to Commentary
  • 5*; Face of A Nation (2017) -U.S. in World Expos; Mina Chow
  • 8*; ^A Friendship in Tow/Toe (2018 documentary)
  • 7*; The Game (1997) -Michael Douglas, Sean Penn
  • 5*; Home Again (2017) -Reese Witherspoon
  • 7*; The Interpreter (1992) -Sean Penn, Nicole Kidman
  • 7*; ^Inventing Tomorrow (2018 documentary)
  • 9*; Joan of Arc: The Messenger (1999) -Milla Jovovich
  • 7*; The Last Movie Star (2017) -B. Reynolds, Ariel Winter
  • 6*; The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954) -Liz Taylor
  • 7*; Jesus Christ Superstar Live TV (2018) -Legend, Bareilles
  • 8*; The Longest Day (1962) -John Wayne, et al
  • 4*; Mercy (2009) -Scott and James Caan
  • 6*; Mission Impossible (1996) -Tom Cruise
  • 5*; Paris Was a Woman (1992) -Greta Schiller documentary
  • 6*; Perrier’s Bounty (2009) -Brendan Gleeson
  • 5*; ^The Pushouts (2018 documentary)
  • 8*; Red Sparrow (2018) -Jennifer Lawrence
  • 7*; Risen (2016) -Dialog, Setting, Scenery like 1950s
    ->Link to Commentary
  • 6*; Rush: Time Stand Still (2016) -Music documentary
  • 7*; Selma (2014) -MLK
  • 5*; The Shape of Water (2018) -Best Picture Oscar
  • 7*; Six by Sondheim (2013) -theater music
  • 6*; Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) -Mary Stuart Masterson
  • 7*; State of Play (2009) -Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams
  • 6*; The Thin Red Line (1998) -Sean Penn
  • 6*; Tombstone (1993) -Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell
  • 4*; Unlocked (2017) -Noomi Rapace
  • 7*; Wakefield (2016) -Bryan Cranston
    ->Link to Commentary
  • 8*; The Women on the 6th Floor (2016) -Fine in French
    ->Link to Commentary
  • 5*; The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008) -David Duchovny
  • 8*; The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017) -Jessica Chastain
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  • ^=2018 Full Frame Film Festival viewings, Durham, NC.

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2017: Brief commentaries on 19 of 34 total movies viewed, followed by 15 others listed without commentary:

Additional 15 movies viewed in 2017, alphabetically (see list of 19 above for which there are links to commentary):

  • Alien Convenant
  • American President
  • American Sniper
  • Dead Calm
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • East
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring
  • Jackie
  • La La Land
  • Moana
  • Morning Glory
  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • Shakespeare In Love
  • The Snowman
  • Sully

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