A morality play that has much in common with the so-called “revisionist” Westerns of recent years.

Taking the focus off the Pacino/De Niro sequences and allowing the movie to stand on its own reveals a production of uncommon power and intensity.

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-01-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Horror
Director: Christopher Landon
Cast: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Charlies Aitken, Jason Bayle

Rewards lazy, inattentive viewing...another example of why chilling, thoughtful horror is an endangered species.

Artificial and reeking of white privilege, this is the kind of movie that causes people to mutter things about “entitlement” when speaking of the “Hollywood elite.”

Exactly what the average movie-goer would expect from something with this title and these actors and, judged on that basis, it rarely misfires.

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 2017-06-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Brett Haley
Cast: Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Nick Offerman, Krysten Ritter, Katharine Ross

More about character and performance - specifically, a career-best turn for Sam Elliott as Lee Hayden - than narrative.

Run Time: 2:07
U.S. Release Date: 2016-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Theodore Melfi
Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell

An old-fashioned inspirational tale about the undertrodden overcoming.

Run Time: 2:11
U.S. Release Date: 2016-11-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (War Violence)
Genre: War/Drama
Director: Mel Gibson
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey

Embraces many of the clichés of the war movie but, instead of laying them out in a rote fashion, the film synthesizes them into a visceral, ultimately inspirational result.

Run Time: 2:24
U.S. Release Date: 2016-11-04
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Chan-wook Park
Cast: Min-hee Kim, Tae-Ri Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Jin-woong Cho

One of the best neo-Hitchcockian mystery/thrillers to have emerged from any country in any language during the last few years, if not longer.

It’s unfortunate the filmmakers aren't able to provide a sharper focus for a movie with too much plot for too short a running time.