A standard-order noir murder mystery with a confused last act, "Anon" is more notable for how it sees the future than what it sees going on there.
With an unwavering devotion to spectacle and action, the film throws down a gauntlet where this kind of mass team-up is concerned.
A nicely twisty thriller replete with Hitchcockian elements that is spoiled by the string of thriller clichés resulting in a lackluster ending.
Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2018-04-11
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Brad Anderson
Cast: Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike, Dean Norris, Shea Whigham, Mark Pellegrino, Jonny Coyne, Leila Bekhti, Idir Chender, Hicham Ouraqa
An imperfect thriller but one that expects the audience to pay attention and that doesn’t pander to the least common denominator.
It sloughs off the generic label that adheres to many films of the genre, providing an experience that is by turns exciting, emotional, and funny.
Its ability to tickle the funny bone and warm the heart allow it to work as a traditional rom-com even if the participants are older than is the norm for the genre.
This clumsy, straightforward caper comedy is neither funny nor clever and leaves no lasting impression beyond the desire to warn people to stay away.
Despite lacking the freshness of 2016 feature, the sequel is funny, energetic, and determined not to take itself seriously.
Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 2018-04-27
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Sebastian Lelio
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola
Showing great restraint and refusing to demonize the closed community in which the story transpires, director Sebastian Lelio has tackled the age-old tale of forbidden love and its implications.
Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: 2018-04-27
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: Romance/Drama
Director: Miguel Arteta
Cast: Alia Shawkat, Laia Costa
Acting and chemistry aren’t enough and the material isn’t strong enough to captivate for the full 90 minutes the way it does during the first 30.
If there’s something less subtle than a sledgehammer, it applies here.
This concept, although suitable for a short, is too thin for a full animated feature and wears out its welcome long before the end credits arrive.
Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2018-04-20
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Mark Raso
Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Ed Harris, Elizabeth Olsen, Bruce Greenwood, Wendy Crewson, Dennis Haysbert
Engages because the actors are sufficiently invested that they give breadth and depth to characters who are, for the most part, underwritten.
Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2018-05-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Ben Falcone
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Molly Gordon, Gillian Jacobs, Debby Ryan, Adria Arjona, Maya Rudolph, Luke Benward, Matt Walsh
Too dispiriting to be painful and too pointless to deserve the effort necessary for an additional word of opprobrium.
Part romantic-comedy and part coming-of-age story, this is an upbeat, uplifting, and teen-friendly crowd-pleaser.
If the most important thing in any coming-of-age story is for the main character to evolve, "Measure of a Man" gets it right.
Invested in audiences buying these two as a mismatched couple but the lack of a connection between Faris and Derbez makes it an unwise venture.
Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2018-04-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Science Fiction/Horror
Director: John Krasinski
Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward
A superb exercise in understated terror that puts to shame “horror” films that rely on jump scares and cheap theatrics.
Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2018-04-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Disaster Images)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Brad Peyton
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman
A-level special effects can’t elevate "Rampage" above its B-grade aspirations.
Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2018-05-04
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Documentary
Director: Julie Cohen, Betsy West
Cast: Ruth Bader Ginsburg
While hard to describe as anything short of a hagiography, it contains a share of important historical information.
One of the year’s most energetic, visually rewarding, and ultimately exhausting motion pictures.
A sequel made for (and funded by) Super Troopers die-hards. It’s hard to imagine the uninitiated getting much out of it.
Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2018-04-27
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Zak Knutson
Cast: Maggie Grace, Clancy Brown, John Malkovich, Ryan Kwanten, Mike Epps, Russell Peters, Brooks Braselman
This more-dumb-than-funny stoner comedy has its moments, although not nearly enough of them.
Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2018-05-11
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Vaughn Stein
Cast: Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, Mike Myers, Max Irons, Dexter Fletcher
The strength of the stylistic elements and Robbie’s performance aren’t sufficient to overcome the deficiencies of an initially derivative and ultimately off-kilter narrative.
For anyone who cares about the things that make horror worthwhile, "Truth or Dare" isn’t just a misfire, it’s a travesty.
Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2018-05-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Director: Jason Reitman
Cast: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingstone, Jay Duplass, Elaine Tan
More often than not, "Tully" comes across as a group of relatable characters marooned in a story with nowhere to go.