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It’s unlikely that watching this film will become the next great holiday tradition.

Takes a hard look at the system of racial inequality that defined this era and reminds viewers of the price for surrendering to our base instincts.

A little like "The Purge" in an office building with the best moments coming in the early-going.

Branagh’s workmanlike interpretation will be met with different reactions from those who are familiar with the ending and those who aren’t.

By limiting the film’s time frame, we get a distinct snapshot of the main character and the setting that resulted in his becoming historically important.

Functions more as a diversion than a fully satisfying motion picture, although, for something streaming on Netflix, a “diversion” is usually good enough.

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Scenes of Peril, Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: Adventure/Romance
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Cast: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet

Fails to excite as a tale of survival or ignite as a love story.

Although not the definitive Watergate movie, it illustrates an aspect that has not been given ample attention by filmmakers.

With "mother!", director Darren Aronofsky seems determined to baffle, infuriate, and divide his audience.

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2017-07-21
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity, Brief Nudity, Birthing Scenes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Martin Provost
Cast: Catherine Frot, Catherine Deneuve, Olivier Gourmet, Quentin Dolmaire

"The Midwife" has two things (and only two things) going for it: Catherine Frot and Catherine Deneuve.