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In addition to cementing its reputation with the Oscar win, "The Last Emperor" illustrated that Bertolucci could do more than make lurid artistic fare.

Stands out from most surviving silent films in both its epic scope and ability to craft scenes and images that remain effective nearly 100 years later.

It’s more of the same: Violence-saturated eye candy used to buff Smith’s ego and inflate his bank account.

Although the structure is designed to mimic that of a standard police procedural, the movie is really about the ugly side of human nature.

Will likely satisfy audiences who go in with appropriately established expectations because, for what it is, the film is solidly entertaining.

Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-12-31
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: James L. Brooks
Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels, John Lithgow, Lisa Hart Carroll

Although "Terms of Endearment" may be a passable way to spend a couple of hours, to label it as the Best Picture of 1983 (or any year) is a miscarriage.

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.

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.

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.

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.