Filters:

It remains funny (at times uproarious), romantic, honest, and touching – all the kinds of things one wants from a smart rom-com that refuses to be guided by the genre’s tropes.

Tumbles into the lamentable category of what happens when a movie is assembled for no reason other than to make money, and when everyone involved is doing it for the paycheck.

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2019-08-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Bart Freundlich
Cast: Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup, Abby Quinn, Alex Esola

Although competently made and appealing in an exaggerated soap opera-tinged fashion, it fails to make a strong case for its raison d’être.

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2019-08-13
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Thurop Van Orman
Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Rachel Bloom, Peter Dinklage, Bill Hader, Leslie Jones, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown

Anyone with an interest would be advised to wait for this to reach smart phones and tablets where it can be viewed in a medium appropriate to its content and ambitions.

Run Time: 3:57
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-07-28
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Edward Yang
Cast: Chen Chang, Lisa Yang, Kuo-Chu Chang, Elaine Jin, Chi-tsan Wang, Chih-Kang Tan

With its sprawling tapestry and mini-series length, Edward Yang’s 1991 gangster drama deserves the label of "epic" and warrants comparison to Francis Ford Coppola’s "The Godfather."

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2019-07-26
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Nothing Offensive)
Genre: Drama
Director: Shelagh McLeod
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Colm Feore, Krista Bridges, Lyriq Bent, Richie Lawrence, Graham Greene

The film’s first half is promising but it is let down by the rushed ending and confusing changes in character motivations.

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2019-06-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Horror
Director: Gary Dauberman
Cast: McKenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, Michael Cimino, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

Quickly assembled with little concern for anything more than providing a funhouse experience in exchange for a few bucks.

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-09-10
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy/Musical
Director: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad

For a movie about magic, that’s one element sorely lacking in this retread.

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2019-05-03
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Ryan White
Cast: Ruth Westheimer

Because the movie never loses its focus and allows Ruth Westheimer’s charisma to remain front-and-center, this is an effective and sometimes surprising mini-biography.

A worthy conclusion to the Infinity War duology that provides a satisfying end to the First Avengers Era.