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My Take: Movie Reviews

My take on a few movies—and television shows—based on books

12 Years a Slave starring Chiwetel Ejiofors, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o

Alias Grace starring Sarah Gadon
A Long Way Down starring Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, Aaron Paul and Pierce Brosnan
Anna Karenina starring Keira Knightly, Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Annihilation starring Natalie Portman
A Wrinkle in Time starring Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey & Mindy Kaling
Bag of Bones starring Pierce Brosnan Part one
Bag of Bones starring Pierce Brosnan Part two
Beautiful Boy starring Timothee Chalamet
Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Luke Evans
Before I Go to Sleep starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong
Behind the Candelabra starring Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Rob Lowe, Debbie Reynolds
Being Flynn starring Robert De Niro, Paul Dano, Julianne Moore
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkerson
Big Little Lies starring Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon & Shailene Woodley
Black Mass starring Johnny Depp & Joel Edgerton
Broken starring Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy, Eloise Laurence and Rory Kinnear
Brooklyn starring Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen & Domhnall Gleeson
Carol starring Cate Blanchett & Rooney Mara
Certain Prey (tv movie) starring Mark Harmon, Tatiana Maslany, Claudia Glaudini
Certain Women starring Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern & Michelle Williams
Christopher Robin starring Ewan McGregor
The Circle starring Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John Boyega
Cloud Atlas starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent
The Company You Keep starring Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Susan Sarandon
Cinderella starring Lily James, Richard Madden & Cate Blanchett
The Constant Gardener starring Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weizs
The Danish Girl starring Eddie Redmayne & Alicia Vikander
The Descendants starring George Clooney, Shailene Woodley
Despite the Falling Snow starring Rebecca Ferguson
The Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise & Emily Blunt
Eye of the Storm starring Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis & Charlotte Rampling
Far from the Madding Crowd starring Carey Mulligan
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas starring Johnny Depp
Gerald’s Game starring Carla Gugino & Bruce Greenwood
The Girl on the Train starring Emily Blunt
The Girl Who Played with Fire starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyquist
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo starring Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig
God's Pocket starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro, Christina Hendricks
Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike
The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton
The Great Gatsby 1974 starring Robert Redford, Mia Farrow and Sam Waterson
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society starring Lily James
The Handmaid's Tale starring Elizabeth Moss
The Help starring Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Emma Stone
Hidden Figures starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae & Kevin Costner
Hud starring Paul Newman, Patricia Neal, and Melvyn Douglas
HUGO starring Asa Butterfield, Sir Ben Kingsley, Chloe Moretz
The Hundred-Foot Journey starring Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Lebon, Om Puri
The Hunger Games starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth,Stanley Tucci
If Beale Street Could Talk starring Stephan James, Regina King, Kiki Layne
Inherent Vice starring Joaquin Phoenix,Josh Brolin,Owen Wilson, Martin Short, Reese Witherspoon, Benecio del Toro & Katherine Waterston 
Into the Woods starring Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, James Corden, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp
The Iron Lady starring Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Alexandra Roach
Jack Reacher starring Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike
Labor Day starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin and Gattlin Griffith
Last Love starring Michael Caine, Clémence Poésy, Justin Kirk, Gillian Anderson.
The Light Between Oceans starring Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander.
Limitless starring Bradley Cooper, Abby Cornish and Robert DeNiro
LINCOLN starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Tommy Lee Jones
The Lincoln Lawyer starring Matthew McConaughey & Marisa Tomei
Lion starring Dev Patel, Sunny Pawar, Nicole Kidman
The Little Stranger starring Domhnall Gleeson
The Lost City of Z starring Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson & Sienna Miller
The Lovely Bones starring Mark Wahlberg and another snippet here
Me Before You starring Emilia Clarke & Sam Claflin.
Money Ball starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill.
Mr. Morgan's Last Love starring Michael Caine, Clémence Poésy, Justin Kirk, Gillian Anderson and Jane Alexander
The Mountain Between Us starring  Judi Dench & Idris Elba
Mudbound starring Carey Mulligan, Mary J, Blige, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke & Jason Mitchell 
Murder on the Orient Express starring Kenneth Branagh

My Week with Marilyn starring Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench
Never Let Me Go starring Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightly, Andrew Garfield
Nocturnal Animals starring Amy Adams & Jake Gyllenhaal
One Day starring Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess
One for the Money starring Katherine Heigl and Jason O'Mara
Ordeal by Innocence starring Billy Nighy, Matthew Goode
Philomena starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan
The Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson
Ricochet (tv movie)
The Rum Diary starring Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard
The Sense of an Ending starring Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Billy Howle & Harriet Walter
Silence starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver & Liam Neeson
Silver Linings Playbook starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence
The Snowman starring Michael Fassbender & Rebecca Ferguson
The Spectacular Now starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller
Still Alice starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart & Alec Baldwin
This Is Where I Leave You starring Jason Bateman, Jane Fonda, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Corey Stoll & Connie Britton
Tiger Eyes starring Willa Holland, Tatanka Means
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy starring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong
Tulip Fever starring Alicia Vikander , Christoph Waltz and Dane DeHaan
Unbroken starring Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson
Victoria & Abdul starring Judi Dench & Ali Fazal
Water for Elephants starring Reece Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson
We Bought A Zoo starring Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church
What Maisie Knew starring Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgard, Steve Coogan and Onata Aprile
Wild starring Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Thomas Sadowski
Winter's Tale starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown-Findlay,Russell Crowe, William Hurt
The Wolf of Wall Street starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill
Wonder starring Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts & Owen Wilson
The Words starring Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana
The Zookeeper's Wife starring Jessica Chastain and Daniel Bruhl