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Does an excellent job assembling pieces and preparing viewers for the larger picture but disappoints in its ability to tell a stand-alone story.

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-19
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Cast: Alex Honnold, Sanni McCandless, Jimmy Chin, Tommy Caldwell

Plays out with as much (or more) suspense than any conventional thriller as the cameras capture every step of the treacherous ascent.

Run Time: 2:21
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Adventure
Director: Damien Chazelle
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Ciaran Hinds, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Lukas Haas, Shea Whigham

For those who can get past the shaky-cam aspect that infects the cinematography, this is an involving look back in time at one of the most significant human endeavors of the last century.

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 2018-09-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Michael Moore
Cast: Michael Moore, Donald Trump, David Hogg, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

While there are a few moments in the movie that can be said to be Moore at his best, the production as a whole may be Moore at his worst.

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Release Date: 2018-09-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Scott Mann
Cast: Dave Bautista, Ray Stevenson, Pierce Brosnan, Lara Peake, Amit Shah, Ralph Brown, Julian Cheung

A fully disengaged brain is probably the key to enjoyment. Even basic logic engenders a recognition of how truly stupid this screenplay is.

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2018-09-07
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence)
Genre: Western
Director: Michael Matthews
Cast: Vuyo Dabula, Zethu Dlomo, Warren Masemola, Kenneth Nkosi, Lizwi Vilakazi, Hamilton Dhlamini

While there are gunfights and everything concludes with a big shoot-out, the complexity of the situation is anything but standard-order fare for a Western.

Light on backstory and details and strong on adrenaline and testosterone...not unlike the three films that came before it.

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Drama
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra, Philip Ober, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Warden

Although entertaining throughout and occasionally moving, the film is less an epic drama than an historically-based soap opera.

The cast is top-notch and the characters are sufficiently likable but the movie’s vanilla narrative repeatedly offers unsurprising plot points.

Although there are numerous problems with "Fifty Shades Freed," the fundamental one is also the most obvious: the lack of a compelling story.