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The gallows humor is pervasive, giving the production, which sometimes crosses over a line into outright parody, a quirky tone.

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2019-01-18
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Extreme Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Vicky Jewson
Cast: Noomi Rapace, Sophie Nelisse, Indira Varma

Disposable action entertainment – a throw-away title that’s not bad enough to turn off but not good enough to seek out.

Run Time: 1:28
U.S. Release Date: 2018-12-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Cast: Tomasz Kot, Joanna Kulig

From its pristine black-and-white cinematography to the austere hopelessness of its doomed love story, "Cold War" is indeed cold.

Mired in clichés with a narrative constrained by a bland and generic structure.

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-02-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Marielle Heller
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Jane Curtain

McCarthy plays it straight, allowing her talent as an actress – often hidden under the dreck for which she draws big paychecks – to shine through.

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-12-11
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Wash Westmoreland
Cast: Kiera Knightley, Dominic West, Fiona Shaw, Eleanor Tomlinson, Aiysha Hart, Denise Gough, Robert Pugh

An engaging, inspirational tale with Kiera Knightley’s performance lending her particular brand of vivacity to the lead character.

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-11-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy/Romance
Director: Jon M. Chu
Cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Sonoya Mizuno

Although the humor is variable, the romance is consistent and that allows the film to go down smoothly even if it takes an inordinately long time to do so.

This clumsy, straightforward caper comedy is neither funny nor clever and leaves no lasting impression beyond the desire to warn people to stay away.

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2017-04-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Drama
Director: Nacho Vigalondo
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell, Tim Blake Nelson, Dan Stevens

Deserves to be seen for all that’s good and original about it and for the distinctive way it uses monster movies and monster movie conventions.

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 1987-07-14
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Cast: Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill, Richard Dysart, Jim Cummings

"Castle in the Sky" may be the most straightforward action/adventure movie made by Japanese master animator Hayao Miyazaki, and it provides an excellent introduction to his catalog.