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Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2019-12-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Scenes of Peril)
Genre: Adventure
Director: Tom Harper
Cast: Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne

There are flashes of the existentialism captured by Alfonso Cuaron in "Gravity," although the 2013 film was superior to this one.

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.

Lackluster and restrained, it employs a dull story to present a message about the importance of diversity and the evils of assimilation.

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Thriller
Director: Robert Bresson
Cast: Francois Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod, Jacques Ertaud

Doesn’t embody the standards nor incorporate the tropes one associates with escape films yet, in its own quiet, insistent way, it’s as good or better than most of them.

Run Time: 2:02
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-12-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: James Gray
Cast: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, Ruth Negga

The autumn movie season has a history of hosting impressive, thought-based science fiction movies. To that list add "Ad Astra," a film that uses space exploration as a means to look inward at the essence of humanity.

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. Home Release Date: 2019-11-12
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. Home Release Date: 2019-11-12
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. Release Date: 2011-11-25
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."