Filters:

An Oscar-wannabe that didn’t make the cut and is being released in mid-August hoping to find a small audience.

The movie has its pleasures but not enough of them to make it worth the heavy time investment.

Marvel’s mainline superheroes may have fallen into a rut but that ailment hasn’t afflicted this group of mismatched misfits.

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Home Release Date: 2017-07-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Marc Webb
Cast: Chris Evans, Lindsay Duncan, McKenna Grace, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate

Emotionally satisfying and, excepting some contortions during the final act, intellectually rewarding.

At best made-for-TV quality with stars too big to allow it to go directly where it belongs.

Visually compelling but tone deaf.

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Home Release Date: 2017-05-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Horror
Director: Jordan Peele
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, Caleb Landry Jones, LilRel Howery

It’s the proverbial breath of fresh air blowing through a stale industry.

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Home Release Date: 2017-05-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Zhang Yimou
Cast: Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau

It’s baffling that so much talent could produce something this lackluster.

Despite its uneven tone, the film is compelling and, perhaps more importantly, relevant.

"The Girl on the Train" doesn’t derail but it’s not the smoothest of rides.