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Exemplifies the lackluster result of exhuming played-out franchises that are better left buried.

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2018-09-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Pierre Morel
Cast: Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher Jr., John Ortiz, Juan Pablo Raba, Annie Ilonzeh, Jeff Hephner, Cailey Fleming

Although intended as escapist fun, there’s nothing “fun” about sitting through this 100-minute exercise in robotic butchery.

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2018-07-27
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Marc Turtletaub
Cast: Kelly MacDonald, Irrfan Khan, David Denham, Austin Abrams, Bubba Weiler

Although the screenplay is at times antiseptic, few roles could be better to showcase the capabilities of the talented Kelly Macdonald.

Like nearly all unnecessary sequels, it’s the wedding of “bigger is better” with “more of the same.”

Run Time: 1:11
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Sally Potter
Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy

With a svelte running time of about 70 minutes, "The Party" doesn’t overstay its welcome.

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2018-01-12
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Family/Adventure
Director: Paul King
Cast: Ben Whishaw, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Brendan Gleeson, Noah Taylor, Aaron Neil

The movie will enthrall children while providing enough sophisticated tidbits to keep adults engaged.

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2017-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Partial Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville

It starts slowly but eventually develops into something that is in equal parts fascinating and disturbing.

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 2017-12-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys

"The Post" offers a stirring reminder of the importance of unsung heroes in protecting the American way of life.

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Angela Robinson
Cast: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Connie Britton, Oliver Platt

A fun film that breezes by and, despite any liberties it takes with history, offers a valuable look at Wonder Woman’s real origin story.

When "Polina" works, it captivates. When it doesn’t, it’s sufficiently well-made to advance the story.