Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2019-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Disturbing Images)
Genre: War
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman
A war movie of uncommon vision - by turns startling, gut-wrenching, exhausting, and satisfying.
It’s more of the same: Violence-saturated eye candy used to buff Smith’s ego and inflate his bank account.
Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2019-11-22
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Marielle Heller
Cast: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper, Susan Kelechi Watson, Maryann Plunkett, Enrico Colantoni
A celebration of Mr. Rogers and the healing capabilities of his words and doctrine, the movie may not be splashy but it tugs effectively at the heart strings.
Acting is the reason to see "Bombshell" and it starts with Charlize Theron.
Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2019-11-22
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck
Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, Sterling K. Brown, Evan Rachel Wood, Alfred Molina
A worthy follow-up with enough heart, action, and music to entertain younger and older viewers alike.
The overpolished screenplay and overuse of directorial flourishes hamper the viewer’s enjoyment of what should have been a pretty straightforward caper-style crime film.
Whether seen on the big screen or a small one, "The Irishman" is among 2019’s best motion pictures and should receive its share of Oscar attention in 2020.
Feels a little too much like a money grab and, although moderately entertaining on a popcorn level, there’s a sense of missed opportunity.
Run Time: 2:16
U.S. Release Date: 2019-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, O’Shea Jackson Jr.
Despite the whiff of “Oscar bait” surrounding the production, it’s a well-made, affecting tale about do-gooders who do good rather than merely muddying the waters.
Johnson's affection for Agatha Christie's playground is evident in the way he structures the story, resulting in one of the best original motion picture murder mysteries in recent years.
Because of the strength of the acting (Ronan’s in particular) and Gerwig’s unusual reworking of the novel’s chronology and ending, it deserves to be seen.
Run Time: 2:16
U.S. Release Date: 2019-12-06
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Noah Baumbach
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Ray Liotta, Alan Alda, Julie Hagerty, Azhy Robertson
The film’s themes and emotions are universal and Baumbach shows great sensitivity in his depiction of the personal toll of a divorce.
Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-01-28
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Joon-ho Bong
Cast: Kang-ho Song, Yeo-jeong Jo, So-dam Park, Woo-sik Choi, Sun-kyun Lee, Jung Ziso, Jeong-eun Lee, Hyae Jin Chang
Just as many of the director’s previous efforts have defied pigeonholing, "Parasite" delights in ping-ponging from one genre to another, defying expectations along the way.
Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2019-12-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Paul Walter Houser, Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde, Nina Arianda
Eastwood has crafted an engaging (albeit fictionalized) account of the triumph of ordinary men over the establishment.
Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2019-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Nick Bruno, Troy Quane
Cast: Will Smith, Tom Holland, Rashida Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Karen Gillan, DJ Khaled, Reba McEntire
The filmmakers seem unconcerned about appealing to anyone who isn’t a 9-year old boy; aside from the occasional throw-away line, there’s little here to interest adults.
The last "Star Wars" movie is the most bloated and least satisfying of all the main-line adventures.
Although aspects of the storyline may seem familiar, the overall trajectory retains the capacity to surprise and shock with its bluntness.