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Welcome to Qwipster's Movie Reviews. Those of you who've ever looked at the IMDB, MRQE, or Rotten Tomatoes will know that there are countless other sites in which you may find film reviews, many featuring critics much more famous and knowledgeable in film than I. Why would you read my page? That is a question which you must answer for yourself. I would mention that I try to speak not as a critic but as a lover of the movies and hope I convey that message in every review, whether positive or not. I write reviews as a hobby, not a profession, and certainly don't get paid. I am not in the pocket of movie companies; I am no blurb-o-matic whose sole purpose is to write quotable lines like "The Slam-Bang Action Powerhouse of the Summer," "You'll Laugh, You'll Cry, You'll Cheer," or "The Feel-Goodiest Movie in All of Creation." Unlike some commercial critics, I am neither going to give my highest rating to a film just to get you to see it, nor will I give it the lowest unless I feel it truly deserves it.. My main objective is to provide thoughtful commentary about movies I have viewed for others who share the passion for films that I do.

--Vince Leo

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12/2 - Gleason (2016, Documentary) Steve Gleason, Michel Varisco-Gleason
11/29 - Rules Don't Apply
(2016, Comedy-Drama) Warren Beatty, Lily Collins
11/25 - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
(2016, Fantasy-Adventure) Eddie Redmayne, Dan Fogler
11/25 - A Man Called Ove (2015, Comedy-Drama) Rolf Lassgard, Bahar Pars
11/25 - Moana (2016, Animation-Adventure) Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson
11/23 - Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
(2016, Drama-War) Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund
11/20 - Loving
(2016, Drama) Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga
11/19 - The Edge of Seventeen
(2016, Comedy-Drama) Hailee Steinfeld, Kyra Sedgwick
11/19 - Moonlight (2016, Drama) Trevante Rhodes, Alex Hibbert
11/14 - Arrival
(2016, Sci Fi-Drama) Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner

12 Citizens (2014, Drama) He Bing, Han Tongsheng
The Accountant (2016, Thriller-Action) Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick
Ben-Hur (2016, Adventure-Action) Jack Huson, Toby Kebbell
A Bigger Splash (2015, Drama) Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes
The Birth of a Nation (2016, Drama) Nate Parker, Armie Hammer
Blair Witch (2016, Horror) James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez
The Breaks (2016, Comedy-Drama) Afton Williamson, Tristan Wilds
Bridget Jones's Baby (2016, Comedy-Romance) Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth
Cart (2014, Drama) Yum Jung-ah, Moon Jung-hee

Casual Encounters (2016, Comedy-Romance) Taran Killam, Brooklyn Decker
Certain Women (2016, Drama) Laura Dern, Michelle Williams
City of Gold (2015, Documentary) Jonathan Gold
A Deadly Adoption
(2015, Thriller-Drama) Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig
The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?
(2015, Documentary) Jon Schnepp, Kevin Smith
Deepwater Horizon (2016, Action-Adventure) Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell
De Palma (2015, Documentary) Brian De Palma
Dheepan (2015, Drama) Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan
Doctor Strange   (2016, Action-Fantasy) Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton
Don't Think Twice (2016, Comedy-Drama) Keegan Michael-Key, Gillian Jacobs
The Do-Over (2016, Comedy-Action) Adam Sandler, David Spade
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016, Documentary) Frank Zappa
Embrace of the Serpent (2015, Drama-Adventure) Nilbio Torres, Jan Bilvoet
Equity (2016, Drama-Thriller) Anna Gunn, James Purefoy
Finding Dory (2016, Animation-Adventure) Ellen Degeneres, Albert Brooks (voices)
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016, Comedy-Drama) Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant
The Girl on the Train (2016, Thriller-Mystery) Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett
Hacksaw Ridge (2016, War-Drama) Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer
The Handmaiden (2016, Romance-Thriller) Kim Tae-ri, Min-hee Kim
Hell or High Water (2016, Drama-Thriller) Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine
Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015, Documentary) Martin Scorsese, David Fincher
The Hollars (2016, Comedy-Drama) John Krasinski, Margo Martindale
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016, Comedy-Adventure) Sam Neill, Julian Dennison
Indignation (2016, Drama) Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon
Inferno (2016, Thriller-Mystery) Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016, Action-Thriller) Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders
Jason Bourne (2016, Action-Thriller) Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016, Animation-Fantasy) Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron (voices)

Little Men (2016, Drama) Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016, Documentary) Werner Herzog (narrator)
The Magnificent Seven (2016, Western-Action) Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt
The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015, Drama) Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons
Marguerite (2015, Comedy-Drama) Catherine Frot, Andre Marcon
The Measure of a Man (2015, Drama) Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016, Action-Thriller) Jason Statham, Jecssica Alba

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016, Fantasy-Adventure) Asa Butterfield, Eva Green
Morgan (2016, Sci Fi-Thriller) Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy
Other People (2016, Drama-Comedy) Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon
Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016, Horror) Elizabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso
Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016, Comedy-Adventure) Paul Reubens, Joe Manganiello
Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016, Drama) Kevin de Paula, Seu Jorge
Queen of Katwe (2016, Drama) Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo
The Secret Life of Pets (2016, Animation-Comedy) Louis CK, Eric Stonestreet (voices)
Snowden (2016, Drama-Thriller) Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley
Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015, Drama) John Reddy, Jashaun St. John
Southside with You (2016, Romance-Drama) Tika Sumpter, Parket Sawyers
Suicide Squad (2016, Action-Comedy) Will Smith, Margot Robbie
Sully (2016, Drama) Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart
The Truth About Lies (2015, Comedy-Romance) Fran Kranz, Odette Annable
War Dogs (2016, Drama-Comedy) Miles Teller, Jonah Hill
Weiner (2016, Documentary) Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedine
Zero Days (2016, Documentary) Alex Gibney

The 5th Wave (2016, Sci Fi-Action) Chloe Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016, Thriller-Mystery) Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016, War-Action) John Krasinski, James Badge Dale

45 Years (2015, Drama-Romance) Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay

Absolutely Anything (2015, Comedy-Sci Fi) Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale
Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016, Fantasy-Adventure) Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp
Allegiant (2016, Sci Fi-Action) Shailene Woodley, Theo James

The Angry Birds Movie (2016, Animation-Comedy) Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader (voices)
Anomalisa (2015, Animation-Drama) David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh (voices)

April and the Extraordinary World (2015, Animation-Sci Fi) Marion Cotillard, Jean Rochefort (voices)
The Automatic Hate (2015, Drama) Joseph Cross, Adelaide Clemens
Bad Moms (2016, Comedy) Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn
Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016, Comedy-Drama) Ice Cube, Common
Batman: Bad Blood (2016, Animation-Action) Stuart Allen, Jasson O'Mara (voices)

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016, Animation-Action) Adam West, Burt Ward (voices)
Batman: The Killing Joke (2016, Animation-Action) Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill (voices)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016, Action-Sci Fi) Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill
The BFG (2016, Fantasy-Adventure) Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill
The Big Short (2015, Drama-Comedy) Christian Bale, Steve Carell
Blood Father (2016, Action-Thriller) Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty
Bone Tomahawk (2015, Western-Horror) Kurt Russell, Richard Jenkins

Born to Be Blue
(2015, Drama) Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo
The Boss
(2016, Comedy) Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell
The Boy (2016, Horror-Thriller) Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans
The Boy and the Beast (2015, Animation-Fantasy) Shota Sometani, Koji Yakusho (voices)
The Bronze (2015, Comedy) Melissa Rauch, Haley Lu Richardson
The Brothers Grimsby (2016, Comedy-Action) Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong

By the Sea (2015, Drama-Romance), Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Pitt
Cafe Society (2016, Comedy-Romance) Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart
Captain America: Civil War (2016, Action-Sci Fi) Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr.
Captain Fantastic (2016, Comedy-Drama) Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay
(2015, Drama-Romance) Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara
Central Intelligence (2016, Comedy-Action) Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson
Chi-Raq (2015, Drama-Comedy) Teyonah Parris, Nick Cannon

Complete Unknown (2016, Drama-Mystery) Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon
The Conjuring 2 (2016, Horror) Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga
Creed (2015, Drama) Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone
Crimson Peak (2015, Mystery-Horror) Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston
Criminal (2016, Action-Thriller) Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman

Deadpool (2016, Action-Comedy) Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skrein
Diablo (2015, Western) Scott Eastwood, Walton Goggins

Dirty Grandpa (2016, Comedy) Robert De Niro, Zac Efron
Don't Breathe (2016, Thriller-Horror) Jane Levy, Stephen Lang
Dope (2015, Comedy-Drama) Shameik Moore, Zoe Kravitz

Dough (2015, Comedy-Drama) Jonathan Pryce, Jerome Holder
Eddie the Eagle (2016, Comedy-Drama) Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman
Elvis & Nixon (2016, Comedy-Drama) Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey

Eye in the Sky
(2015, Thriller-Drama) Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman
The Family Fang (2015, Comedy-Drama) Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman
Fantastic Four (2015, Sci Fi-Action) Miles Teller, Kate Mara

The Finest Hours (2016, Drama-Adventure) Chris Pine, Casey Affleck
The Fits (2015, Drama) Royalty Hightower, Da'Sean Minor
The Forest (2016, Horror-Mystery) Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney
The Gallows (2015, Horror-Thriller) Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler

Ghostbusters (2016, Comedy-Horror) Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy
The Gift (2015, Thriller-Drama) Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall

Gods of Egypt (2016, Fantasy-Action) Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler
The Good Dinosaur (2015, Animation-Adventure) Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright (voices)

Green Room (2015, Thriller-Horror) Anton Yelchin, Patrick Stewart
Hail, Caesar! (2016, Comedy) Josh Brolin, George Clooney
Hardcore Henry (2015, Action-Sci Fi) Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky
The Hateful Eight (2015, Western-Thriller) Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell

Hello My Name is Doris (2015, Comedy-Romance) Sally Field, Max Greenfield

(2015, Drama-Comedy) Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons
A Hologram for the King (2016, Comedy-Drama) Tom Hanks, Alexander Black
How to Be Single (2016, Comedy-Romance) Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016, Fantasy-Adventure) Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt
Ice Age: Collision Course (2016, Animation-Adventure) Ray Romano, Simon Pegg (voices)
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016, Sci Fi-Action) Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman
The Infiltrator (2016, Thriller-Drama) Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo
In the Heart of the Sea (2015, Adventure-Action) Chris Hemsworth, Brendan Gleeson
In the Shadow of Women (2015, Drama-Romance) Stanislas Merhar, Clotilde Courau
Irrational Man (2015, Drama-Comedy) Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone
I Saw the Light (2015, Drama) Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen
Jane Got a Gun (2015, Western-Drama) Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton
Joy (2015, Comedy-Drama) Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro

The Jungle Book (2016, Adventure-Fantasy) Neel Sethi, Bill Murray (voice)
Keanu (2016, Comedy-Action) Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016, Animation-Action) Jack Black, Bryan Cranston (voices)

The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (2015, Mystery-Thriller) Freye Mavor, Benjamin Biolay
The Lady in the Van (2015, Comedy-Drama) Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings

The Legend of Tarzan (2016, Adventure-Action) Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie
Lights Out (2016, Horror) Teresa Palmer, Maria Bello
The Lobster (2015, Comedy-Sci Fi) Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz
London Has Fallen (2016, Action-Thriller) Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart
Louder Than Bombs (2015, Drama) Gabriel Byrne, Isabel Huppert
Love & Friendship (2016, Romance-Comedy) Kate Beckinsale, Xavier Samuel

Maggie's Plan (2016, Comedy-Romance) Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke

Me Before You (2016, Romance-Drama) Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin
The Meddler (2015, Comedy-Drama) Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne
Midnight Special
(2016, Thriller-Sci Fi) Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016, Comedy) Zac Efron, Adam DeVine
Miles Ahead (2015, Drama) Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor
Miracles from Heaven (2016, Drama) Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers

Money Monster (2016, Drama-Thriller) George Clooney, Julia Roberts
Morris from America (2016, Drama-Comedy) Markees Christmas, Craig Robinson
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016, Comedy-Romance) Nia Vardalos, Michael Constantine
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016, Comedy) Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne
The Neon Demon (2016, Drama-Horror) Elle Fanning, Jena Malone
Nerve (2016, Thriller-Romance) Emma Roberts, Dave Franco
The Nice Guys (2016, Comedy-Thriller) Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe

Now You See Me 2 (2016, Thriller-Comedy) Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015, Horror) Chris J. Murray, Dan Gill
The Peanuts Movie (2015, Animation-Comedy) Noah Schnapp, Hadley Belle Miller (voices)
A Perfect Day (2015, Drama-Comedy) Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins

Pete's Dragon (2016, Fantasy-Adventure) Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard
Pixels (2015, Comedy-Sci Fi) Adam Sandler, Kevin James

Point Break (2015, Action-Thriller) Luke Bracey, Edgar Ramirez

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016, Comedy-Musical) Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016, Horror-Action) Lily James, Sam Riley
The Purge: Election Year (2016, Thriller-Action) Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell
Race (2016, Drama) Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis
Rams (2015, Drama-Comedy) Sigurour Sigurjonsson, Theodor Juliusson
Remember (2015, Thriller-Drama) Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau
The Revenant (2015, Adventure-Western) Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy
Ricki and the Flash (2015, Drama-Comedy) Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline

Ride Along 2 (2016, Comedy-Action) Ice Cube, Kevin Hart
The Ridiculous 6 (2015, Comedy-Western) Adam Sandler, Nick Nolte
Risen (2016, Adventure-Mystery) Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton
Room (2015, Drama) Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay

Sausage Party (2016, Animation-Comedy) Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig (voices)
Secret in Their Eyes (2015, Thriller-Mystery) Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts

The Shallows (2016, Thriller-Horror) Blake Lively, Brett Cullen
Sing Street (2016, Drama-Musical) Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton
Sisters (2015, Comedy) Tina Fey, Amy Poehler

Son of Saul (2015, Drama-War) Geza Rohrig, Levente Molnar
Spotlight (2015, Drama) Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo

Star Trek Beyond (2016, Sci Fi-Adventure) Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, Sci Fi-Fantasy) John Boyega, Daisy Ridley
Steve Jobs (2015, Drama) Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016, Action-Sci Fi) Megan Fox, Stephen Amell
Triple 9 (2016, Thriller-Action) Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie

Victor Frankenstein (2015, Horror-Sci Fi) Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy
The Visit (2015, Horror-Comedy) Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould

Warcraft (2016, Fantasy-Action) Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton
Where to Invade Next (2015, Documentary) Michael Moore
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016, Comedy-War) Tina Fey, Margot Robbie
The Witch (2015, Horror) Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson
X-Men Apocalypse (2016, Action-Sci Fi) James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender
The Young Messiah (2016, Drama) Adam Greaves-Neal, Sean Bean

Zoolander 2 (2016, Comedy-Thriller) Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson
Zootopia (2016, Animation-Comedy) Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman (voices)

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