Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Disturbing Images, Drugs, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Adventure/Drama
Director: Scott Waugh
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Mira Sorvino, Sarah Dumont, Jason Cottle
The adventure/survival aspectsare presented with workmanlike efficiency but the secondary story elements are at times cringe-worthy.
"American Assassin" is as generic an espionage thriller as you’re likely to find.
"American Made" is breezy and fun and makes its points without subjecting the viewer to a browbeating.
Disappointingly shallow and superficial, recreating events from an earlier era as the Hollywood of today would like them to be remembered.
Science fiction that rivets the attention, excites the imagination, and engages the mind.
Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Lucky McKee
Cast: John Cusack, Ellar Coltrane, Willa Fitzgerald, Jacob Artist
Despite the "Deliverance" vibe that permeates the production, "Blood Money" delivers a bit more.
Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2017-09-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Mike White
Cast: Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer, Michael Sheen, Jermaine Clement, Luke Wilson, Mike White, Shazi Raja
The movie may be marketed to art house audiences but it has something to say to (and about) us all.
Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Andy Serkis
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, Hugh Bonneville, Dean-Charles Chapman, Ed Speleers, Diana Rigg
Has moments of emotional resonance but the overall experience feels flat and familiar.
A mediocre remake of a mediocre original – not exactly must-see cinema. "Flatliners" is dead on arrival.
Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-06
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Sean Baker
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera, Caleb Landry Jones, Mela Murder
One of the most honest films about young childhood to reach theaters in several years.
The most compelling reason to see "The Foreigner" is Chan, whose step into new territory reveals things we haven’t previously seen from him.
Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-13
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Simon Curtis
Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly MacDonald, Will Tilston, Alex Lawther
Although hewing close to the established facts, the movie amps up the sentimental content for maximum effect.
Rewards lazy, inattentive viewing...another example of why chilling, thoughtful horror is an endangered species.
Stephen King fans can rejoice that Hollywood has done justice to one of the author’s scary books.
Although sporadically amusing, it feels like a 20-minute short that was expanded to feature length to its considerable detriment.
Although there are individual moments that snap, crackle, and pop, the production as a whole is bloated and at times even a little tedious.
A 90-second toy commercial is generally innocuous but stretch it out to 90 minutes and it can be a challenge to endure.
By limiting the film’s time frame, we get a distinct snapshot of the main character and the setting that resulted in his becoming historically important.
Functions more as a diversion than a fully satisfying motion picture, although, for something streaming on Netflix, a “diversion” is usually good enough.
With "mother!", director Darren Aronofsky seems determined to baffle, infuriate, and divide his audience.
Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Scenes of Peril, Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: Adventure/Romance
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Cast: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet
Fails to excite as a tale of survival or ignite as a love story.
Although probably a little too long, the film succeeds in being both emotionally forceful and dramatically satisfying.
Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-06
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Shane Abbess
Cast: Daniel MacPherson, Kellan Lutz, Teagan Croft, Temeura Morrison, Rachel Griffiths, Isabel Lucas, Luke Ford
As far as it goes, the first film is an enjoyable space opera but, as a stand-alone, it doesn’t work.
Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2017-08-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Geremy Jasper
Cast: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie, Cathy Moriarty
Has an exuberance for life without seeming to fall prey to every Hollywood cliché in the book.
When "Polina" works, it captivates. When it doesn’t, it’s sufficiently well-made to advance the story.
Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Angela Robinson
Cast: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Connie Britton, Oliver Platt
A fun film that breezes by and, despite any liberties it takes with history, offers a valuable look at Wonder Woman’s real origin story.
Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2017-09-29
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Adult Themes, Sexual Situations, Brief Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Mateo Gil
Cast: Tom Hughes, Charlotte Le Bon, Oona Chaplin, Barry Ward
Relying more on existential and philosophical issues than action or cheesy special effects, "Realife" represents true science fiction.
Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-20
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Adult Themes)
Genre: Animated
Director: Naoko Yamada
Cast: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yuki, Kensho Ono, Yuki Kaneko, Yui Ishikawa
Its challenging content and well-crafted visuals more than counterbalance any narrative unevenness.
One of the most shockingly awful wastes of talent imaginable.
An inspirational story based on a true event with long-shot Oscar aspirations.
Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2017-09-22
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Adult Themes)
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Director: Lena Khan
Cast: Danny Pudi, Rizwan Manji, Jon Heder, Karen David, Kevin Pollak
At times it feels a little amateurish, especially in terms of its comedy, but there’s also a deep-rooted sense of sincerity.
Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2017-09-29
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Olivia Williams, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Tim Pigott-Smith, Adeel Akhtar
Frears hasn’t just made an historical recreation; he has made a movie containing a message with universal implications.
The narrative effectively marries the character based-aspects with the mystery-thriller ones.