A plot-by-numbers sit-com movie that tries hard (perhaps too hard) to reproduce the elements that made its predecessor successful.
Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Romance
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel
A study in mood and emotion, about using the canvas of film to convey to the audience the inner feelings of the characters.
Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-22
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Lee Unkrich
Cast: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renee Victor, Alanna Ubach
For Pixar, a welcome return to a variety of animated fare that prizes inspiration over commercialism.
Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Sean Anders
Cast: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson, Linda Cardellini, John Cena, Alessandra Ambrosio
There are worse ways to get some cheap laughs and the warm, fuzzy feeling that comes with any rendition of “kumbaya.”
Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Joe Wright
Cast: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, Samuel West
Everyone will be awed by Gary Oldman’s uncanny transformation and the way he brings back to life an icon who has been dead for more than 50 years.
Almost seems too bizarre to be true, even though it is - an inadvertent success story that illustrates there’s more than one way to stardom.
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.
Although the surface tone is breezy and cheeky, there’s a lot going on beneath the facade.
Succeeds in assembling the title team and getting the internal dynamic right but fails in crafting a memorable or imposing villain.
Highlighted by an awards-worthy performance by Saoirse Ronan and structured around a light, witty script, the movie delivers a coming-of-age snapshot.
Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, J. Quinton Johnson
A thoughtful meditation about war and surviving in its aftermath.
It’s unlikely that watching this film will become the next great holiday tradition.
Takes a hard look at the system of racial inequality that defined this era and reminds viewers of the price for surrendering to our base instincts.
Branagh’s workmanlike interpretation will be met with different reactions from those who are familiar with the ending and those who aren’t.
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about "Novitiate" is the even-handedness with which it treats religion in general and 1960s Catholicism in particular.
Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Dan Gilroy
Cast: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Lynda Gravatt, Tony Plana
The story is surprisingly unfocused and plunges into quasi-thriller territory that relies on a series of hard-to-swallow contrivances.
An adult fairy tale that encourages the same emotional responses often engendered by such simple, heartfelt stories.
Standout, signature scenes make for moments of great viewing power but can’t hide the flaws of an untidy, overlong story.
Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Jamie M. Dagg
Cast: Jon Bernthal, Christopher Abbott, Imogen Poots, Rosemary DeWitt, Odessa Young
It starts with a bang, ends with a bang, and those scenes bookend some solid character moments and tense, atmospheric filmmaking.
Boasts a lighter tone but regurgitates the basic story of every other superhero team-up.
"Three Billboards" lingers, not only because of the richness and complexity of the characters but because of the choices McDonagh makes in bringing this story to the screen.
From its imagination-tinged opening to its Kumbaya ending, "Wonder" never forgets that its mission is to provide a non-threatening, warm-and-fuzzy experience.
Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2017-12-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Woody Allen
Cast: Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, Jim Belushi, Jack Gore
Perhaps the “Wonder” in "Wonder Wheel" is that anyone agreed to produce something so tired, joyless, and uninspired.