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An effective recipe that's one-third Bruce Springsteen hagiography, one-third kitschy ‘80s recreation, and one-third feel-good father/son coming together.

Feels drawn-out, like a film school short that has been stretched beyond its natural length.

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."

When the end credits roll, it’s hard to decide whether the most appropriate feeling should be disgust, despair, or despondency.

If you’re in high school (or have ever gone through the experience), you’ll laugh quite a bit, wince more than once, and relate from start to finish.

Run Time: 0:58
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Adult Themes, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Ousmane Sembene
Cast: Mbissine Therese Diop, Anne-Marie Jelinck, Robert Fontaine, Momar Nar Sene

A sincere, urgent look at issues that have since metastasized to create problems that plague contemporary Europe.

Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-07-02
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Racial epithets)
Genre: Drama
Director: Robin Bissell
Cast: Sam Rockwell, Taraji P. Henson, Babou Ceesay, Nick Searcy, Wes Bentley, Anne Heche, Bruce McGill

Never resorts to the kind of patronizing inspiration that has tripped up more than a few of these well-intentioned productions.

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Cast: Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Brahim Haggiag

In the universality of its message and the lucidity with which it is presented, "The Battle of Algiers" shows its true power.

The film has stood the test of time remarkably well, seemingly as fresh and relevant today as when it was first released.

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2018-12-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: Drama
Director: Peter Hedges
Cast: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges Courtney B. Vance, Kathryn Newton, Rachel Bay Jones

By adding cumbersome elements to the narrative, it ultimately detracts from the core human story.