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Run Time: 2:16
U.S. Release Date: 2019-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, O’Shea Jackson Jr.

Despite the whiff of “Oscar bait” surrounding the production, it’s a well-made, affecting tale about do-gooders who do good rather than merely muddying the waters.

Feels a little too much like a money grab and, although moderately entertaining on a popcorn level, there’s a sense of missed opportunity.

Falls afoul of tonal inconsistencies which can be especially detrimental in a story with its roots so deeply embedded in an abhorrent historical episode.

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-01-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Horror
Director: Todd Phillips
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Shea Whigham, Bill Camp

Although it may be difficult to “like” this film in a conventional sense, it offers a powerful and unforgettable experience that few will find easy to shake.

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-12-24
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Rupert Goold
Cast: Renee Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell, Michael Gambon, Bella Ramsey, Royce Pierreson

It’s an all-in performance, with Zellweger doing more than merely mimicking Garland.

There’s a point at which the “more of the same” mantra changes to “been there, done that.”

A story as remarkable as that of J.T. LeRoy deserves a more compelling rendition than the one presented in Justin Kelly’s interpretation.

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2018-08-31
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Romance/Comedy
Director: Jesse Peretz
Cast: Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke, Chris O’Dowd, Azhy Robertson, Ayoola Smart

Unlike mainstream romantic comedies, this one comes with weightier issues and doesn’t fill up its screen time with inane tangents and dumb jokes.

An improvement over the 1995 original, this quasi-sequel mixes adventure with humor, fun performances, and a canny understanding of late 1990s-style video games.