“Jane Got A Gun”

What a mistake Hollywood made during its golden age of westerns, intentionally downplaying the role of frontier women.

“The Finest Hours”

If this mild Western Massachusetts weather’s gotten you down, you can always experience the bone chilling conditions in “The Finest Hours.”

“Dirty Grandpa”

Out of respect for Robert DeNiro’s dozens of memorable performances, we’ll cut DeNiro some slack for his role as “Dirty Grandpa.”

“The Boy”

I was so disappointed when “The Boy”, a potentially clever psychological thriller cheapened Itself Into just another run of the mill shocker…

“The 5th Wave”

It’s the ultimate millennial turn-on. The spunky teenage girl and her drooling boyfriend saving the world from catastrophe.

“Ride Along 2”

Whoever coined the term “same old, same old,” must have been inspired by “Ride Along 2.”

“The Forest”

Demons of the dead have finally given up on musty haunted houses. Instead, they now gravitate to a Japanese forest at the foot of Mount Fuji…

“The Hateful Eight”

Quentin Tarantino has unleashed his creative magic with the bloody and bizarre “The Hateful Eight.”

“Concussion”

Will Smith tackles the National football League’s culture of dangerous head injuries in the frequently hard hitting docu-drama “Concussion”.

“Joy”

Nobody plays a determined woman with more fire and fury than Jennifer Lawrence in the quirky comedy drama, “Joy”.

“Carol”

Back in the early 1950s, same sex romance was considered taboo. That intolerant time is the setting for the sensitive love story, “Carol”.

“Daddy’s Home”

It doesn’t take too much to intimidate Will Ferrell in “Daddy’s Home”.

“The Big Short”

When the fictional “Wall Street” crook, Gordon Gecko told the world that greed is good, the real life Wall Street bankers got the message.

“Sisters”

When Amy Poehler and Tina Fey discover they’re really needy adolescents at heart, we’re in for a knockdown, drag out raunchy good time.

“Chi-Raq”

When Spike Lee speaks out on troubling racial Issues, he does it with pungent satire along with a startling sense of purpose.

“In the Heart of the Sea”

Long before Captain Ahab went down with the ship in “Moby Dick”, there was a real life Whale of a tale that Inspired the Herman Melville cla…

“Krampus”

Imagine, Christmas eve becoming the scariest night of the year. But only among dysfunctional families.

“Trumbo”

Only moviegoers as old as I am remember the Hollywood Blacklist, when actors and writers lost their jobs because of their political beliefs.

“Creed”

“Rocky” may be too old to lace up the gloves anymore, but the “Rocky” franchise still has plenty of fight left.

“Brooklyn”

Saoirse Ronan gives a glittering performance as an Irish immigrant coming of age among the natives of “Brooklyn.”