It may peter out on the way to an anticlimactic conclusion but it’s fun while it lasts and the three peerless female leads deserve recognition.
As an elegy to a perfect fusion of directorial mastery and an actor’s indomitable screen presence, it’s hard to imagine something more memorable.
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Content)
Director: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Cast: Tim Blake Nelson, Tyne Daly, Saul Rubinek, Brendan Gleeson, Jonjo O’Neill, Grainger Hines, Zoe Kazan, Bill Heck, Tom Waits, Henry Melling, Liam Neeson, Stephen Root, James Franco, Chelcie Ross
Strikes an effective balance between satire and homage and mines the most common ore of the old-time Westerns.
Effective and affecting while being careful to avoid overdosing its audience on material that some might deem too shocking or upsetting.
Mired in clichés with a narrative constrained by a bland and generic structure.
A great Valentine to old-time video games, the Internet, and Disney (whose princesses steal the show).
Well-made but uneven, "The Front Runner" is a less a film for general movie-goers than for political junkies.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-11-17
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Science Fiction/Variety
Director: Steve Binder
Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, James Earl Jones, Mickey Morton, Paul Gale, Patty Maloney, Beatrice Arthur, Art Carney, Harvey Korman, Diahann Carroll, Jefferson Starship
The cliche "it's so bad, it's good" doesn't apply here. "The Star Wars Holiday Special" isn't enjoyable on any level, campy or otherwise. It's just ugly, painful, and boring.
Does an excellent job assembling pieces and preparing viewers for the larger picture but disappoints in its ability to tell a stand-alone story.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-11-13
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Violence)
Director: Tony Richardson
Cast: Albert Finney, Joan Greenwood, Julian Glover, Edith Evans, David Warner, Joyce Redman, Hugh Griffith, George Devine, Susannah York, Micheal Mac Liammoir
Has retained the ability to make viewers laugh at the screwball antics of its characters and remains a breezy, enjoyable romp.