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This offbeat revenge-thriller offers suspense and mystery that are a cut above anything currently being churned out by the studios.

Despite its uneven tone, the film is compelling and, perhaps more importantly, relevant.

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2017-01-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: John Lee Hancock
Cast: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Patrick Wilson, Linda Cardellini, B.J. Novak, Laura Dern

Represents two hours well-spent, especially for anyone with a fascination for complex characters.

Run Time: 2:13
U.S. Release Date: 2017-01-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Peter Berg
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon, Michelle Monaghan, J.K. Simmons, Alex Wolff, Themo Melikidze, Melissa Benoist

The movie hits all the milestones although it perhaps tries too hard to be uplifting and inspirational.

Run Time: 2:41
U.S. Release Date: 2016-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, Issei Ogata, Shin’ya Tsukamoto, Yoshi Oida, Yosuke Kubozuka

In "Silence", moments of brilliance punctuate an otherwise sluggish, self-indulgent narrative.

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2017-01-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
Director: J.A. Bayona
Cast: Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Sigourney Weaver, Liam Neeson

A stunning work of artistry and emotional heft that's difficult to shake and impossible to forget.

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2016-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Garth Davis
Cast: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Sunny Pawar, Abhishek Bharate, Pryanka Bose

Flaws aside, it’s an amazing tale of resilience and determination.

Brilliantly scripted and powerfully acted and deserves to be seen by all who care about great performances and emotional impact.

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 2016-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Director: John Hamburg
Cast: Bryan Cranston, James Franco, Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally, Griffin Gluck, Keegan-Michael Key

"Why Him?" contains its share of effective humor but suffers from malaises that infect many modern comedies.

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.