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Latest review added: November 29, 2017 (4,004 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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11/29 - Coco (2017, Animation-Fantasy) Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal
11/28 - Darkest Hour
(2017, Drama-War) Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas
11/15 - Honey I Shrunk the Kids
(1989, Sci Fi-Comedy) Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer (revised review)
11/4 - Labyrinth
(1986, Fantasy-Adventure) Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie (revised review)
10/27 - Victoria & Abdul
(2017, Drama-Comedy) Judi Dench, Ali Fazal
10/23 - The Princess Bride
(1987, Comedy-Fantasy) Cary Elwes, Robin Wright (revised review)
10/19 - Super Dark Times
(2017, Drama-Thriller) Owen Campbell, Charlie Tahan
10/10 - Blade Runner 2049
(2017, Sci Fi-Thriller) Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford
10/6 - American Made
(2017, Comedy-Drama) Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson
9/19 - After the Storm
  (2016, Drama) Hiroshi Abe, Kirin Kiki

It (2017, Horror-Drama) Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgard
Personal Shopper (2016, Drama-Mystery) Kristen Stewart, Nora van Waldstatten

War Machine (2017, Comedy-War) Brad Pitt, Anthony Michael Hall

20th Century Women (2016, Drama-Comedy) Annette Bening, Lucas Jade Zumann
American Honey (2016, Drama-Romance) Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf

Atomic Blonde (2017, Action-Thriller) Charlize Theron, James McAvoy
Baby Driver (2017, Action-Thriller) Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey
Batman & Bill (2017, Documentary) Marc Tyler Nobleman, Roy Thomas
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
Beatriz at Dinner (2017, Drama-Comedy) Salma Hayek, John Lithgow
Beauty and the Beast
(2017, Fantasy-Musical) Emma Watson, Dan Stevens

The Beguiled (2017, Drama) Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman
The Big Sick (2017, Comedy-Romance) Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016, Drama-War) Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund
The Birth of a Nation (2016, Drama,) Nate Parker, Armie Hammer
Blair Witch (2016, Horror) James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016, Comedy-Romance) Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth

Brigsby Bear (2017, Kyle Mooney, Mark Hamill
Cafe Society (2016, Comedy-Romance) Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart
Cameraperson (2016, Documentary) Kirsten Johnson

Certain Women (2016, Drama) Laura Dern, Michelle Williams
Colossal (2016, Comedy-Fantasy) Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis
Complete Unknown (2016, Drama-Mystery) Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon

Deadpool (2016, Action-Comedy) Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skrein

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

The Do-Over (2016, Comedy-Action) Adam Sandler, David SpadeThe Eagle Huntress (2016, Documentary, Adventure) Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Rys Nurgaiv
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016, Documentary) Frank Zappa

The Edge of Seventeen (2016, Comedy-Drama) Hailee Steinfeld, Kyra Sedgwick

(2016, Dr
ama-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
The Fate of the Furious (2017, Action-Thriller) Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson
Fences (2016, Drama) Denzel Washington, Viola Davis
Fifty Shades Darker (2017, Romance-Drama) Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016, Comedy-Drama) Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant

The Founder (2016, Drama) Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman
Frantz (2016, Drama-War) Paula Beer, Pierre Niney
Free Fire (2016, Action-Thriller) Sharlto Copley, Cillian Murphy
Get Out
(2017, Comedy-Horror) Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams
Ghostbusters (2016, Comedy-Horror) Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy

Ghost in the Shell (2017, Sci Fi-Action) Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek
Gifted (2017, Drama) Chris Evans, McKenna Grace
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

Good Time (2017, Thriller-Drama) Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017, Sci Fi-Action) Chris Pratt, Kurt Russell
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
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016, Comedy-Adventure) Sam Neill, Julian Dennison
I Am Not Your Negro (2016, Documentary) James Baldwin, Samuel L. Jackson (narration)
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
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016, Sci Fi-Action) Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman

Jackie (2016, Drama) Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016, Action-Thriller) Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017, Action-Thriller) Keanu Reeves, Common
Julieta (2016, Drama) Emma Suarez, Adriana Ugarte
Kong: Skull Island (2017, Action-Fantasy) Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016, Animation-Fantasy) Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron (voices)

La La Land (2016, Musical-Romance) Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling
The LEGO Batman Movie (2017, Animation-Comedy) Will Arnett, Michael Cera (voices)
Life (2017, Horror-Sci Fi) Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds
Lion (2016, Drama) Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman
Live by Night (2016, Drama-Thriller) Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016, Documentary) Werner Herzog (narrator)

Logan (2017, Action-Sci Fi) Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart
Logan Lucky (2017, Comedy-Thriller) Channing Tatum, Adam Driver
The Lovers (2017, Comedy-Drama) Tracy Letts, Debra Winger
Loving (2016, Drama) Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga

The Magnificent Seven (2016, Western-Action) Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt
Manchester by the Sea (2016, Drama) Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges
Me Before You (2016, Romance-Drama) Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin
Midnight Special
(2016, Thriller-Sci Fi) Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton
The Midwife (2017, Drama-Comedy) Catherine Frot, Catherine Deneuve
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016, Comedy) Zac Efron, Adam DeVine

Miss Sloane (2016, Thriller-Drama) Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong
(2016, Animation-Adventure) Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson

Moonlight (2016, Drama) Trevante Rhodes, Alex Hibbert
The Mummy (2017, Action-Horror) Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe
My Cousin Rachel (2017, Drama-Mystery) Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz
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
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

The Purge: Election Year (2016, Thriller-Action) Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell

The Red Pill (2016, Documentary) Cassie Jaye, Paul Elam
The Red Turtle (2016, Animation-Fantasy)
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
The Secret Life of Pets (2016, Animation-Comedy) Louis CK, Eric Stonestreet (voices)
The Sense of an Ending (2017, Drama) Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling
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
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016, Action-Sci Fi) Megan Fox, Stephen Amell
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
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 on Everyone   (2016, Comedy-Action) Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Pena
Weiner (2016, Documentary) Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedine
Wilson (2017, Comedy) Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern
Wind River (2017, Thriller-Drama) Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen
Win It All (2017, Comedy-Drama) Jake Johnson, Joe Lo Truglio
Wonder Woman (2017, Action-Fantasy) Gal Gadot, Chris Pine
X-Men Apocalypse (2016, Action-Sci Fi) James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender

Zero Days (2016, Documentary) Alex Gibney
The Zookeeper's Wife (2017, Drama-War) Jessica Chastain, Jonah Heldenberg
Zootopia (2016, Animation-Comedy) Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman (voices)

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