Fargo Flicks: Dramatically Diverse

As the air becomes crisp and leaves begin to fall, it’s not hard to find a movie to enjoy. From science fiction to emotional drama, this season offers a diverse array of movies to cuddle up and watch.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

September 30

Premiering last Friday, this film follows the story of a young boy, Jacob, discovering he has peculiar powers.

Jacob goes to a boarding school for individuals just like him, children with amazing powers, ranging from super strength to control of air or fire. There’s even a child with a mouth in the back of her head.

As Jacob navigates his newfound life, he also must protect the home from intruders.

Moviegoers should expect to see a whimsical tale full of action and adventure.

The Girl on the Train

October 7

Based on the bestselling book by Paula Hawkins, this psychological thriller follows Rachel, a recent divorcee played by Emily Blunt, as she becomes entwined in a murder mystery.

Rachel rides the train every morning to work, and every day she passes the same house where she sees a seemingly perfect couple. One day, Rachel sees something she shouldn’t.

Death, lies and deceit rear their ugly head. Questioning the truth is a common theme throughout the film, keeping the audience on the edge of their seat. “The Girl on the Train” is sure to have strong acting performances and enough twists to always keep the viewer guessing.

The Accountant

October 14

Action, adventure, comedy and romance all coalesce in this movie starring Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick.

Affleck stars as Christian Wolff, a mathematical genius who works as an accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminals. However, this accountant crunches numbers with the same affinity he crunches skulls, killing several while he does his job.

When a potential love interest (Kendrick) gets thrown into the mix, it makes it a lot harder for Wolff to add to the body count.

Anna Kendrick is sure to give the film a unique twist with her innate charm.


October 21

Janelle Monae makes her feature film debut in this gripping limited release movie chronicling a young man’s life in three different stages.

The young man’s life is riddled with uncertainty, with a dysfunctional home life and the issue of grappling with his own sexuality.

Gorgeous cinematography makes this movie visually appealing through scenes involving drugs, sex and violence. While this movie may not tout large action scenes or raucous comedic moment, the film is sure to be an emotional journey that the viewer won’t soon forget.

“Moonlight” is a warmup for Monae, who will star in the anticipated release “Hidden Figures” in January of 2017.

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