"Mary Poppins Returns" is an imperfect sequel but as a throw-away holiday film designed to provide a family viewing experience, it satisfies a need.

Run Time: 1:28
U.S. Release Date: 2018-12-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Cast: Tomasz Kot, Joanna Kulig

From its pristine black-and-white cinematography to the austere hopelessness of its doomed love story, "Cold War" is indeed cold.

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 2018-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Barry Jenkins
Cast: Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, ...

The sense of optimism never fades and we’re left with images that are more about the enduring power of love than the oppressive force of injustice.

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As shepherded by filmmakers with a penchant for visual storytelling, "Mortal Engines" is two hours well-spent.

A respectable venture that fails to generate the kind of gripping, compulsively watchable melodrama and adventure needed to keep the audience engaged.

As an alternative version of "Deadpool 2", "Once Upon a Deadpool" is more unfortunate than bad.

A fresh and breezy way to steer the superhero genre and a testimony to the main character’s appeal and versatility.

For "Roma" to attain its full power (which is considerable), a viewer must exhibit not only patience but fortitude.

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Nudity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Kirin Kiki, Mayu Matsuoka, Jyo Kairi, Yuri/Lin

Affirms Kore-eda’s status as today’s foremost Japanese director whose careful observations about humanity establish him as a worthy successor to Ozu.

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2018-12-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Violence, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Drama
Director: Brady Corbet
Cast: Natalie Portman, Raffey Cassidy, Jude Law, Jennifer Ehle, Stacy Martin

A dead-on portrait of a lost soul who may never quite find herself but who makes an uneasy peace with what the world has made of her.