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Latest review added: June 26, 2017 (3,986 reviews)
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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

star system

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= Lacking     = Poor     = Abominable


6/26 - Beatriz at Dinner
(2017, Drama-Comedy) Salma Hayek, John Lithgow
6/20 - Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy
  (1996, Comedy) Mark McKinney, Bruce McCulloch
6/17 - My Cousin Rachel
(2017, Drama-Mystery) Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz
6/11 - The Mummy (2017, Action-Horror) Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe
6/9 - Wonder Woman
(2017, Action-Fantasy) Gal Gadot, Chris Pine
5/30 - War Machine
(2017, Comedy-War) Brad Pitt, Anthony Michael Hall
5/29 - The Lovers (2017, Comedy-Drama) Tracy Letts, Debra Winger
5/26 - In the Shadow of Iris (2016, Thriller) Romain Duris, Charlotte Le Bon
5/17 - The Red Pill
(2016, Documentary) Cassie Jaye, Paul Elam
5/16 - Batman & Bill (2017, Documentary) Marc Tyler Nobleman, Roy Thomas


Certain Women (2016, Drama) Laura Dern, Michelle Williams
Colossal (2016, Comedy-Fantasy) Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis
The Do-Over (2016, Comedy-Action) Adam Sandler, David Spade
The Eagle Huntress (2016, Documentary, Adventure) Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Rys Nurgaiv
The Fate of the Furious (2017, Action-Thriller) Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson
Frantz (2016, Drama-War) Paula Beer, Pierre Niney
Free Fire (2016, Action-Thriller) Sharlto Copley, Cillian Murphy
Ghost in the Shell
(2017, Sci Fi-Action) Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek
Gifted
(2017, Drama) Chris Evans, McKenna Grace
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017, Sci Fi-Action) Chris Pratt, Kurt Russell
I, Daniel Blake
(2016, Drama) Dave Johns, Hayley Squires

I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017, Comedy-Thriller) Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood
Kong: Skull Island (2017, Action-Fantasy) Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson

Logan (2017, Action-Sci Fi) Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart
Manchester by the Sea (2016, Drama) Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges
Moonlight (2016, Drama) Trevante Rhodes, Alex Hibbert

Personal Shopper (2016, Drama-Mystery) Kristen Stewart, Nora van Waldstatten
The Red Turtle (2016, Animation-Fantasy)
Their Finest (2016, Comedy-Drama) Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin
Things to Come
(2016, Drama) Isabelle Huppert, Andre Marcon
Toni Erdmann (2016, Comedy-Drama) Peter Simonischek, Sandra Huller
The Truth About Lies (2015, Comedy-Romance) Fran Kranz, Odette Annable
Win It All (2017, Comedy-Drama) Jake Johnson, Joe Lo Truglio
The Zookeeper's Wife (2017, Drama-War) Jessica Chastain, Jonah Heldenberg


10 Cloverfield Lane (2016, Thriller-Mystery) Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman
20th Century Women (2016, Drama-Comedy) Annette Bening, Lucas Jade Zumann
The Accountant (2016, Thriller-Action) Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick
Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016, Fantasy-Adventure) Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp
Allegiant (2016, Sci Fi-Action) Shailene Woodley, Theo James

American Honey (2016, Drama-Romance) Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf
The Angry Birds Movie (2016, Animation-Comedy) Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader (voices)

Arrival (2016, Sci Fi-Drama) Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner

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
Beauty and the Beast (2017, Fantasy-Musical) Emma Watson, Dan Stevens
Ben-Hur (2016, Adventure-Action) Jack Huson, Toby Kebbell
The BFG (2016, Fantasy-Adventure) Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016, Drama-War) Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund
The Birth of a Nation (2016, Drama,) Nate Parker, Armie Hammer
The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015, Horror) Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka
Blair Witch (2016, Horror) James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez
Blood Father (2016, Action-Thriller) Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty

The Boss
(2016, Comedy) Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell
Bridget Jones's Baby (2016, Comedy-Romance) Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth

Cafe Society (2016, Comedy-Romance) Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart
Cameraperson (2016, Documentary) Kirsten Johnson
Captain America: Civil War (2016, Action-Sci Fi) Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr.

Christine (2016, Drama) Rebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall
Complete Unknown (2016, Drama-Mystery) Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon
The Conjuring 2 (2016, Horror) Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga

A Deadly Adoption (2015, Thriller-Drama) Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig
Deadpool (2016, Action-Comedy) Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skrein
The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? (2015, Documentary) Jon Schnepp, Kevin Smith
Deepwater Horizon (2016, Action-Adventure) Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell

The Discovery (2017, Drama-Sci Fi) Jason Segel, Rooney Mara
Doctor Strange   (2016, Action-Fantasy) Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton
Donald Cried (2016, Comedy-Drama) Jesse Wakefield, Kristopher Avedisian
Don't Breathe (2016, Thriller-Horror) Jane Levy, Stephen Lang
Don't Think Twice (2016, Comedy-Drama) Keegan Michael-Key, Gillian Jacobs

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016, Documentary) Frank Zappa
The Edge of Seventeen (2016, Comedy-Drama) Hailee Steinfeld, Kyra Sedgwick

Elle
(2016, Drama-Thriller) Isabelle Huppert, Charles Berling
The Eyes of My Mother (2016, Horror) Kika Magalhaes, Diana Agostini
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016, Fantasy-Adventure) Eddie Redmayne, Dan Fogler
Fences (2016, Drama) Denzel Washington, Viola Davis
Fifty Shades Darker (2017, Romance-Drama) Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan
Finding Dory (2016, Animation-Adventure) Ellen Degeneres, Albert Brooks (voices)
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016, Comedy-Drama) Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant

The Founder (2016, Drama) Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman
Get Out (2017, Comedy-Horror) Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams
Ghostbusters (2016, Comedy-Horror) Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy

The Girl on the Train (2016, Thriller-Mystery) Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett
The Girl with All the Gifts (2016, Horror-Thriller) Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton
Gleason (2016, Documentary) Steve Gleason, Michel Varisco-Gleason

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
Hidden Figures
(2016, Drama-Comedy) Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer
A Hologram for the King (2016, Comedy-Drama) Tom Hanks, Alexander Black

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016, Comedy-Adventure) Sam Neill, Julian Dennison
The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016, Fantasy-Adventure) Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt
I Am Not Your Negro (2016, Documentary) James Baldwin, Samuel L. Jackson (narration)
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016, Sci Fi-Action) Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman
Indignation (2016, Drama) Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon
Inferno (2016, Thriller-Mystery) Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones
The Infiltrator (2016, Thriller-Drama) Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo

Jackie (2016, Drama) Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016, Action-Thriller) Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders
Jason Bourne (2016, Action-Thriller) Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017, Action-Thriller) Keanu Reeves, Common
Julieta (2016, Drama) Emma Suarez, Adriana Ugarte
The Jungle Book (2016, Adventure-Fantasy) Neel Sethi, Bill Murray (voice)
Keanu (2016, Comedy-Action) Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele

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

La La Land (2016, Musical-Romance) Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling
The Legend of Tarzan (2016, Adventure-Action) Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie
The LEGO Batman Movie (2017, Animation-Comedy) Will Arnett, Michael Cera (voices)
Life (2017, Horror-Sci Fi) Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds
Lights Out (2016, Horror) Teresa Palmer, Maria Bello
Lion (2016, Drama) Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman
Little Men (2016, Drama) Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle
Live by Night (2016, Drama-Thriller) Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016, Documentary) Werner Herzog (narrator)

London Has Fallen (2016, Action-Thriller) Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart
Love & Friendship (2016, Romance-Comedy) Kate Beckinsale, Xavier Samuel

Loving (2016, Drama) Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga
Maggie's Plan (2016, Comedy-Romance) Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke

The Magnificent Seven (2016, Western-Action) Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt
A Man Called Ove (2015, Comedy-Drama) Rolf Lassgard, Bahar Pars
Me Before You (2016, Romance-Drama) Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016, Action-Thriller) Jason Statham, Jecssica Alba
Midnight Special
(2016, Thriller-Sci Fi) Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016, Comedy) Zac Efron, Adam DeVine
Miracles from Heaven (2016, Drama) Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016, Fantasy-Adventure) Asa Butterfield, Eva Green
Miss Sloane (2016, Thriller-Drama) Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong
Moana
(2016, Animation-Adventure) Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson

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

Nocturnal Animals (2016 Thriller-Drama) Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal
Now You See Me 2 (2016, Thriller-Comedy) Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson
Other People (2016, Drama-Comedy) Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon
Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016, Horror) Elizabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso

Paterson (2016, Comedy-Drama) Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani
Patriots Day (2016, Drama-Thriller) Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon
Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016, Comedy-Adventure) Paul Reubens, Joe Manganiello

Pete's Dragon (2016, Fantasy-Adventure) Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016, Horror-Action) Lily James, Sam Riley
The Purge: Election Year (2016, Thriller-Action) Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell
Queen of Katwe (2016, Drama) Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo

Ride Along 2 (2016, Comedy-Action) Ice Cube, Kevin Hart
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016, Sci Fi-Action) Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn
Rules Don't Apply
(2016, Comedy-Drama) Warren Beatty, Lily Collins
The Salesman (2016, Drama) Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti
Sausage Party (2016, Animation-Comedy) Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig (voices)
The Secret Life of Pets (2016, Animation-Comedy) Louis CK, Eric Stonestreet (voices)
The Sense of an Ending (2017, Drama) Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling
The Shallows (2016, Thriller-Horror) Blake Lively, Brett Cullen
Shut In (2016, Thriller) Naomi Watts, Charlie Heaton
Silence (2016, Drama) Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson
Sing Street (2016, Drama-Musical) Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton

Snowden (2016, Drama-Thriller) Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley
Southside with You (2016, Romance-Drama) Tika Sumpter, Parket Sawyers

Split (2016, Thriller-Horror) James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy
Star Trek Beyond (2016, Sci Fi-Adventure) Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, Sci Fi-Fantasy) John Boyega, Daisy Ridley

Suicide Squad (2016, Action-Comedy) Will Smith, Margot Robbie
Sully (2016, Drama) Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016, Action-Sci Fi) Megan Fox, Stephen Amell
Tower (2016, Documentary-Drama) Violett Beane, Louis Arnette

Under the Shadow (2016, Drama-Horror) Narges Rashidi, Avin Manchadi

A United Kingdom (2016, Drama) David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike
Warcraft (2016, Fantasy-Action) Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton
War Dogs (2016, Drama-Comedy) Miles Teller, Jonah Hill
War on Everyone   (2016, Comedy-Action) Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Pena
Weiner (2016, Documentary) Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedine
Wilson (2017, Comedy) Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern
X-Men Apocalypse (2016, Action-Sci Fi) James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender

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


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