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A glimpse of The Zombie Apocalypse according to hipster director Jim Jarmusch and actor Bill Murray (with all that entails).

Suffers from a massive narrative condensation that not only mutes the film’s emotional impact but creates an erratic tone.

A lackluster, hard-to-swallow police procedural with soap opera-ish subplots and flat characters.

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-06-25
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins

The creative muscles flexed by Burton have allowed this version to exist as more than just a fancy live-action retread.

"Destroyer" keeps the tone dark, eschewing anything resembling a traditional crime story and allowing Nicole Kidman's performance to take front stage.

Unfortunately, a worthy message doesn’t necessarily equate to a good movie and, in this case, the inequality is evident.

Run Time: 1:26
U.S. Release Date: 2018-08-31
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Romance/Comedy
Director: Victor Levin
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

Despite having two inherently likable actors, the characters are so disagreeable that it’s difficult to become sympathetic toward their whirlwind affair.

As the credits roll with most of the major plot threads unresolved, the frustration is palpable when one recognizes that there will be no second installment.

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Delmer Daves
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Agnes Moorehead, Clifton Young, Houseley Stevenson

The reason to see "Dark Passage" is Bogie and his #1 leading lady, and they don’t disappoint.

Run Time: 3:02
U.S. Release Date: 1978-12-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Michael Cimino
Cast: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Savage, John Cazale, George Dzundza, Chuck Aspegren, Meryl Streep

Although it’s fair to argue that "The Deer Hunter" contains moments of brilliance, the film as a whole is undone by its length.