Although this is indeed a romance where one of the participants is stricken with an aggressive form of cancer, it isn’t just another “cancer movie.”
Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller/Comedy
Director: Drew Goddard
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman
Has problems beyond its inability to stick the ending but that’s the one that ultimately sinks it.
Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2018-08-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy/Romance
Director: Jon M. Chu
Cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Sonoya Mizuno
Although the humor is variable, the romance is consistent and that allows the film to go down smoothly even if it takes an inordinately long time to do so.
Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 2018-09-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Michael Moore
Cast: Michael Moore, Donald Trump, David Hogg, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
While there are a few moments in the movie that can be said to be Moore at his best, the production as a whole may be Moore at his worst.
Run Time: 2:21
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Adventure
Director: Damien Chazelle
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Ciaran Hinds, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Lukas Haas, Shea Whigham
For those who can get past the shaky-cam aspect that infects the cinematography, this is an involving look back in time at one of the most significant human endeavors of the last century.
Although race is a critical element of the production’s DNA, this is first and foremost the story of a remarkable young woman.
Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2018-09-21
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Disturbing Images, Violence)
Genre: Fantasy
Director: Eli Roth
Cast: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Sunny Suljic
Seemingly made with the under-10 crowd in mind, the screenplay doesn’t bother to entice or interest any parents who might be in the audience.
Although the movie’s strength occurs early in the proceedings, it tells a story worth being told.
Although "MDMA" goes to some dark places and features its share of ugly scenes, it’s ultimately a story of hope and redemption.
Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Comedy/Thriller
Director: David Lowery
Cast: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tom Waits, Tika Sumpter
If there’s a reason to see the movie, it’s Redford, whose charismatic, mature presence argues that age has done nothing to diminish his ability to command the screen.
Exemplifies the lackluster result of exhuming played-out franchises that are better left buried.
Jenkins has produced a small gem – an unassuming and surprisingly profound motion picture that touches on primal motivations and instincts.
Run Time: 1:16
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-05
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity, Violence, Adult Themes)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Jeremy Ungar
Cast: Jessie T. Usher, Will Brill, Bella Thorne
To be effective, "Ride" needs to nursemaid the slow-build tension but director Jeremy Ungar rushes through too many scenes.
Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2018-09-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Andrew Moodie, Linda Cardellini, Jean Smart
The movie becomes so obsessed with narrative switchbacks that it comes close to straying into self-parody territory.
Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2018-09-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Ari Gold
Cast: Rory Culkin, Robert Sheehan, Mary Beth Peil, Isabelle McNally, Elizabeth Pena, Brian Dennehy
Narratively, the movie is lacking but when it comes to capturing the tone of a specific locale, the approach of director Ari Gold is without peer.
Even the most hard-hearted viewer is likely to have an emotional reaction; this is as much a testimony to the way Cooper tells the tale as to the story itself.
A coming-of-age story characterized by comedy-infused drama and a decidedly female point-of-view.
Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Cast: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate
To the extent that "Venom" works, it’s as a comedy not an action/adventure superhero film.
With so much material crammed into a 110-minute motion picture, it feels rushed and unfinished.