Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-27
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Todd Haynes
Cast: Oakes Fegley, Millicent Simmonds, Jaden Michael, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Cory Michael Smith, Tom Noonan, James Urbaniak

An evocative movie with a vaguely disappointing narrative that doesn’t justify the patience viewers must exhibit.

Although probably a little too long, the film succeeds in being both emotionally forceful and dramatically satisfying.

One of the most shockingly awful wastes of talent imaginable.

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-01-23
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Simon Curtis
Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly MacDonald, Will Tilston, Alex Lawther

Although hewing close to the established facts, the movie amps up the sentimental content for maximum effect.

Although sporadically amusing, it feels like a 20-minute short that was expanded to feature length to its considerable detriment.

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-01-02
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Andy Serkis
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, Hugh Bonneville, Dean-Charles Chapman, Ed Speleers, Diana Rigg

Has moments of emotional resonance but the overall experience feels flat and familiar.

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-01-09
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Reginald Hudlin
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown, Dan Stevens, James Cromwell, Keesha Sharp

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.

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-01-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Horror
Director: Christopher Landon
Cast: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Charlies Aitken, Jason Bayle

Rewards lazy, inattentive viewing...another example of why chilling, thoughtful horror is an endangered species.

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-01-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Martin Campbell
Cast: Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, Charlie Murphy, Orla Brady, Dermot Crowley, Rory Fleck Byrne, Ray Fearon

The most compelling reason to see "The Foreigner" is Chan, whose step into new territory reveals things we haven’t previously seen from him.

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