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"Men in Black International" is more than just an afterthought; it’s an unfortunate afterthought.

It’s creepy and suspenseful and, although the last act goes on auto-pilot, the film offers a better-than-average experience for those who like their psychopaths unhinged.

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-05-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: John Schlesinger
Cast: Jon Voight, Dustin Hoffman

Surviving the passage of time are the complexity of the relationship between the two main characters and the tragic arc inscribed by their interaction.

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2019-04-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Crucifixion)
Genre: Drama
Director: Garth Davis
Cast: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Cheiwetel Ejiofor, Tahar Rahim, Denis Menochet, Tcheky Karyo

Occupies a curious middle ground between philosophical arthouse movie and Easter-themed faith film.

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-06-11
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
Cast: Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell, Bruce Dern, Gideon Adlon, Connie Britton, Josh Stewart, Thomas Smittle

An unconventional tale of redemption that earns its ending by not falling prey to every cliché of the genre or giving in to the temptation to become too sentimental.

Although the lead character’s arc is troubled and conflicted, the ending makes her seem more like a superhero than the material warrants.

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "G"
Genre: Drama
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Cast: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles, Susannah York, Nigel Davenport, John Hurt

Offers an engaging, if somewhat dry, history lesson leavened with low-key drollness and powerful acting.

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 1992-04-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: War/Drama
Director: Keith Gordon
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Gary Sinise, Peter Berg, Kevin Dillon, Arye Gross, Frank Whaley, John C. McGinley

Powerful without being overbearing, emphasizing the nonsensical aspects of war without dragging the viewer into the trenches and burying him/her in mud.

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-03-19
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Musical
Director: Rob Marshall
Cast: Emily Blunt, David Warner, Angela Lansbury, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dick Van Dyke

"Mary Poppins Returns" is an imperfect sequel but as a throw-away holiday film designed to provide a family viewing experience, it satisfies a need.

As shepherded by filmmakers with a penchant for visual storytelling, "Mortal Engines" is two hours well-spent.