Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2019-03-29
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: James Kent
Cast: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Clarke, Flora Theimann
A curiosity for history buffs and those who enjoy middling period piece melodramas.
A worthy conclusion to the Infinity War duology that provides a satisfying end to the First Avengers Era.
Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Release Date: 2019-04-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Racial epithets)
Genre: Drama
Director: Robin Bissell
Cast: Sam Rockwell, Taraji P. Henson, Babou Ceesay, Nick Searcy, Wes Bentley, Anne Heche, Bruce McGill
Never resorts to the kind of patronizing inspiration that has tripped up more than a few of these well-intentioned productions.
There’s plenty of visual pizzazz and action but the movie is geared more for those interested in getting their MCU fix than being fully immersed in a unique superhero experience.
Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2019-03-29
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Drama
Director: Michael Engler
Cast: Elizabeth McGovern, Haley Lu Richardson, Miranda Otto, Blythe Danner, Campbell Scott, Victoria Hill, Robert Fairchild
Despite being blessed with well-designed period sets and top-tier acting, this collaboration between writer Julian Fellowes and director Michael Engler is dramatically inert.
This example of prepackaged horror is so by-the-numbers that even the jump-scares don’t cause much of a jump.
Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2019-03-29
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins
The creative muscles flexed by Burton have allowed this version to exist as more than just a fancy live-action retread.
Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2019-03-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama/Romance
Director: Justin Baldoni
Cast: Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Moises Arias
The problem isn’t the emotional manipulation but the clumsy way in which the movie orchestrates its third act.
There’s something enormously refreshing about the openness and honesty found in Keith Behrman’s coming-of-age film, "Giant Little Ones."
Simply directed but rich in detail, "Gloria Bell" has no deeper themes or motives beyond documenting a slice of the main character’s life.
A pointless retread with nothing to recommend it beyond Ian McShane’s commanding presence.
Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Release Date: 2019-03-29
MPAA Rating: "2.35:1" (R)
Genre: Drama
Director: John Lee Hancock
Cast: Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates, John Carroll Lynch, Thomas Mann, Dean Denton, Kim Dickens
No film is ever going unseat "Bonnie and Clyde" but "The Highwaymen" is a worthy, if lesser, companion piece.
Although the series hasn’t been reduced to the harebrained level of a big-screen children’s cartoon, the latest chapter is the least sophisticated of the movies.
A story as remarkable as that of J.T. LeRoy deserves a more compelling rendition than the one presented in Justin Kelly’s interpretation.
Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2019-04-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Tina Gordon Chism
Cast: Marsai Martin, Issa Rae, Regina Hall
If it wasn’t for the charisma and screen presence of 13-year old Marsai Martin, "Little" would be damn near unwatchable.
Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2019-04-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Crucifixion)
Genre: Drama
Director: Garth Davis
Cast: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Cheiwetel Ejiofor, Tahar Rahim, Denis Menochet, Tcheky Karyo
Occupies a curious middle ground between philosophical arthouse movie and Easter-themed faith film.
An unconventional tale of redemption that earns its ending by not falling prey to every cliché of the genre or giving in to the temptation to become too sentimental.
Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2019-04-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Terror, Profanity)
Genre: Horror
Director: Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer
Cast: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, Jete Laurence, Hugo Lavoie, Lucas Lavoie
An effective and unnerving interpretation of King’s novel, matching the book when it comes to dread and nihilism.
Run Time: 2:34
U.S. Release Date: 2019-04-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Mike Leigh
Cast: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Pearce Quigley, David Moorst, Karl Johnson, Neil Bell, Victor McGuire, Tim McInnerny
Although the film’s length demands patience, it is a meticulous recreation of an event that represents a history lesson as well as an effectively crafted drama.
Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2019-04-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Trevor Nunn
Cast: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes, Tereza Srbova, Ben Miles
Although the story is interesting, the presentation isn’t. Individual scenes work but the movie as a whole doesn’t.
Its status as a minor-league player doesn’t diminish its capacity to entertain (doing a better job at that than some of the higher-profile alternatives).
Despite all the devilishly clever moments, freaky episodes, and general weirdness, "Under the Silver Lake" is ultimately unsatisfying.
Run Time: 1:56
U.S. Release Date: 2019-03-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Director: Jordan Peele
Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker
Despite an intriguing premise and a single great sequence, "Us" is a muddled affair that goes off the rails the more Peele tries to expand, explore, and explain his basic concept.
Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2019-03-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Cast: Dev Patel, Radhika Apte, Jim Sarbh
An intriguing blend of globetrotting neo-noir and road trip plot elements, it often seems on the cusp of greatness without ever getting there.
Eschews the simplistic animated story arc as it explores the power of imagination and innovation to overcome grief.
The chances taken compensate for the weakness resulting from a derivative story.