Wagner’s Watchlist

Wagner’s Watchlist Rating System:

10: My all-time favorite films. My personal preference only differentiates these from 9s.
9: Superb film. Everyone should see this film.
8: Very good film that is worth making a priority.
7: Good film that is simply worth your time to check out.|
6: Okay film. Enjoyable, but minor issues still bug me.
5: Film with moderate issues that cannot be overlooked.
4: Film with major issues. Usually very disappointing.
3: Very few redeemable qualities from this film.
2: There’s nothing to like about this film except that it’s over.
1: I know it when I see it.

Wagner’s Watchlist: Defiance (2008)

*Photo Credit: Collider I find historical, “based on a true story” films to be notoriously hit-or-miss. History is, in reality, filled to the brim with...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

*Photo Credit: © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Ridley Scott: “Who are you?” Denis Villeneuve: “I’m you, but stronger.” Among my most unpopular movie opinions is my dislike of...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

*Photo Credit: © 20th Century Fox Finally, a movie that doesn’t take itself too damn seriously. One of my biggest issues with Hollywood is the fact that...

Wagner’s Watchlist: It (2017)

*Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Stephen King has long been a cash cow for Hollywood. The renowned horror writer has provided the source material for such...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Study Break 90 Minute Movies

For many people on tight schedules, movies seem like too much of a time sink. This is especially true on college campuses; whether you’re...

Wagner’s Watchlist: No Country for Old Men

A lot of people die in this movie. I start this review by saying that fact very bluntly, because that is how the movie begins...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Primer

*Photo Credit: 2004 New Line Cinema The science fiction genre is among the most grossly expensive genres in Hollywood. For instance, the recent sci-fi flop...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Only God Forgives

When Ryan Gosling is billed as the lead actor in a film, it’s reasonable to expect a strong performance. As one of the strongest...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Dunkirk

Imagine you’re a soldier, standing on a beach, being whipped by the cold wind rolling off the sea. Behind you, the Enemy’s soldiers and...

Wagner’s Watchlist: The Nice Guys

*Daniel McFadden/Warner Bros. Entertainment When it comes to actors, most of us generally differentiate between comedy actors and “serious” actors. We’d scoff at the notion...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Spider-Man Homecoming

*Marvel Studios At long last, we have the Peter Parker we deserve. Once the most troubled superhero franchise around, Spider-man has been given the Marvel Studios...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Baby Driver

*SlashFilm There are few things in life as satisfying as a great movie soundtrack. Well-timed and well-tuned sonic overlays can be the final touch on...

Wagners Watchlist: 10 Cloverfield Lane

*Polygon After watching Cloverfield (2008), I felt duped and disappointed. I had expected a great mystery/disaster movie full of intrigue and a big surprise twist, and instead...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

*Photo: Contributed Photo If you ask anyone who grew up in the 1980s about their favorite comedy, chances are good that it will be a...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Project Almanac

*The AV Club Time travel might very well be the most difficult subgenre of science fiction to pull off. The contorted and overlapped narrative structure that...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Keanu

*ScreenRant Before he burst onto the scene as 2017’s hottest new director, Jordan Peele was best known as one half of the comedy duo Key...

Wagner’s Watchlist: The Discovery

*Netflix In recent years, Netflix has become a leader in the television market by producing original series and films that are only available through the...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

*Marvel Studios James Gunn and Marvel Studios pulled off a cinematic miracle in 2014 when they took a ragtag team of unknown heroes to the...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Train to Busan

*The Hollywood Reporter From the classic Romero films to The Walking Dead, the zombie genre is one that is quintessentially American. However, moviegoers rarely get...