Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-01-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, J. Quinton Johnson

A thoughtful meditation about war and surviving in its aftermath.

Highlighted by an awards-worthy performance by Saoirse Ronan and structured around a light, witty script, the movie delivers a coming-of-age snapshot.

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about "Novitiate" is the even-handedness with which it treats religion in general and 1960s Catholicism in particular.

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-02-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Extreme Violence)
Genre: Action/Fantasy
Director: Takashi Miike
Cast: Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sota Fukushi, Hyato Ichihara, Erika Toda

Although a little too long, this bottled adrenaline delivers the kind of jolt that will excite action/samurai fans.

Boasts a lighter tone but regurgitates the basic story of every other superhero team-up.

A plot-by-numbers sit-com movie that tries hard (perhaps too hard) to reproduce the elements that made its predecessor successful.

A tonal disaster – an awkward and ineffective attempt to blend dark comedy with social commentary.

Run Time: 2:27
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-01-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Director: Ruben Ostlund
Cast: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Christopher Laesso

The interminable setup and unfocused ending bookend an otherwise engaging experience.

For the most part, this is a well-formed tale of pain and tragedy about men who give up everything and get little in return.

Has to be engaged on its own level – and that’s a challenging place in which to be processing a film this unconventional.