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Fall Movie Season 2017

2017 has been DRY. I have been absolutely PARCHED for new, quality movies to see. Dunkirk and Bladerunner 2049 quenched my thirst temporarily, but now that November is here, it’s time for the flood of the years’ best films to be released. (I wonder how far I can take this analogy?) Here’s the forecast for interesting movie releases in 2017.

Lady Bird


Release date: Nov. 3
Directed by: Greta Gerwig
Written by: Greta Gerwig
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Odeya Rush, Kathryn Newton, Laurie Metcalf
Summary: “The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year.”

Why I’m interested: Ultimately, this could be a quirky popcorn film, and nothing more, but Greta Gerwig has had plenty of buzz for her work on screen in the last few years and Saoirse Ronan is an absolute delight, so I think it will be worth checking out.



Review: The Big Short


Directed by: Adam McKay
Screenplay by: Adam McKay, Charles Randolph, based on the book by Michael Lewis
Starring: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Bratt Pitt

Summary: Financial analysts in New York City identify risks and fraudulent activity in the housing market and use this knowledge to predict the financial crisis of 2008.

“It’s like someone hit a piñata full of white guys who suck at golf.”


Review: Foxcatcher



Directed by: Benett Miller
Written by: E. Max Frye and David Futterman
Starring: Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo

This was a chore. It wasn’t a terrible film, but it was definitely something I felt that I had to sit through or endure rather than enjoy.

Foxcatcher tells the story of Dave and Mark Schultz, real life pro-wrestlers and brothers who trained with John du Pont and the Foxcatcher team for the 1988 Olympics. Mark is enthralled by du Pont’s offer to train him for the upcoming Olympics and immediately moves to Pennsylvania to begin working with the Foxcatcher team. The rest of the story dives into the dynamic between the two brothers and the arguably pathological actions of du Pont. (more…)