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"The Empire Strikes Back" is a true classic. It has scope and grandeur. It has heroics and tragedy. It can make us laugh and cry. It can make us get up and cheer. It can shock us to the very core of our beings.

This was the movie that reshaped the industry (for better or worse); it’s possible to argue that no more important film was released during the second half of the 20th century.

"Revenge of the Sith" exists not only as a fine chapter in its own right but its existence improves the other five segments.

"Spotlight" is a Valentine to investigative journalism and a stark reminder of where we’re headed now that this brand of writing has become an endangered species.

Overplotted and at least 20 minutes too long, the film opens big, slogs through its middle act, and recovers for a rousing conclusion.

From a historical perspective, "Suffragette" is riddled with inaccuracies, but that's less of a problem than its questionable dramatic arc.

Despite several high octane action sequences, this movie feels orphaned and works considerably better when viewed as part of a greater epic than as a stand-alone production.

Run Time: 2:02
U.S. Release Date: 2015-10-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Sarah Snook, Katherine Waterston, Michael Stuhlberg

"Steve Jobs" doesn’t so much tear down the myth of the man as reshape it into something more volatile.

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: 2015-10-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Daniel Kaluuya

An unforgettable motion picture that should be on the must-see list for anyone who appreciates films that deal in grays rather than blacks and whites.

A 2015 re-visitation of the 1999 "Star Wars" movie, "The Phantom Menace." Not an attempt to expunge the original review but a new look at the oft-reviled film from a different perspective.