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Short Redhead Reel Reviews date from 1986 to present. This main page lists the five most recent film reviews. To view a complete list of all films reviewed this month, see Previous Reviews on the right.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
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  R   2016
  A captivating, heartbreaking, touching, factually inspired, 115-minute film that chronicles the spiraling emotional downfall of ambitious, talented, depressed broadcast journalist Christine Chubbuck (Rebecca Hall), who lives with her mother (J. Smith-Cameron) in Sarasota, Fla., as she struggles to impress her cantankerous boss (Tracy Letts) with meaningful news stories in 1974 while trying to make a romantic connection with her co-anchor (Michael C. Hall) and to get the attention of the station owner (John Cullum) in order to be promoted and move to a bigger market in Baltimore.

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
  PG-13   2016
  When an Army major (Cobie Smulders) is arrested for espionage in Washington, D.C., after trying to investigate the murder of two soldiers under her command in Afghanistan and a highly skilled former major (Tom Cruise) breaks her out of prison in this suspenseful, action-packed, fast-paced, entertaining, violent, 118-minute film based on Lee Child’s novel Never Go Back, the two army officers along with a precocious, resourceful teenager (Danika Yarosh) end up on the run from military police (Aldis Hodge, et al.) and the bad guys (Patrick Heusinger, Robert Knepper, and Holt McCallany).

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Keeping Up with the Joneses
  PG-13   2016
  When a sexy, suspicious couple (Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot) moves into the neighborhood in this witty, action-packed, entertaining, lighthearted, 105-minute comedy spoof, a kindhearted Atlanta human resources specialist (Zach Galifianakis) and his home decor designer wife (Isla Fisher) try to uncover the truth and end up getting involved with an international arms dealer (Patton Oswalt).

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Accountant, The
  R   2016
  While a regimented, autistic, genius, sharpshooting, math savant CPA (Ben Affleck), who massages the financial accounts for a slew of international criminals, goes after a crooked businessman (John Lithgow) running a robotics company and tries to protect a nerdy accountant (Anna Kendrick) in this intense, gripping, well-paced, star-dotted (Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, Jean Smart, and Victor McKay), twisting, 128-minute thriller, two treasury agents (J. K. Simmons and Cynthia Addai-Robinson) from the Crime Enforcement Division attempt to uncover his identity.

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Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
  PG   2016
  When an imaginative, artistically talented teenager (Griffin Gluck), who lives with his divorced chef mother (Lauren Graham), his mother’s self-centered fiancé (Rob Riggle), and sister (Alexa Nisenson), lands in a new school run by a rule-happy principal (Andrew Daly) and vice principal (Retta) after being expelled from two previous schools in this family-friendly, wacky, intermittently funny, 92-minute comedy, he creatively decides to challenge the rules, such as no graffiti and no touching the trophy case, with the help of his younger brother (Thomas Barbusca) while trying to connect with an AV expert peer (Isabela Moner).

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