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

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.

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

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.

Although not the definitive Watergate movie, it illustrates an aspect that has not been given ample attention by filmmakers.

"American Made" is breezy and fun and makes its points without subjecting the viewer to a browbeating.

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2017-09-29
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Olivia Williams, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Tim Pigott-Smith, Adeel Akhtar

Frears hasn’t just made an historical recreation; he has made a movie containing a message with universal implications.

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2017-09-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Mike White
Cast: Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer, Michael Sheen, Jermaine Clement, Luke Wilson, Mike White, Shazi Raja

The movie may be marketed to art house audiences but it has something to say to (and about) us all.

An inspirational story based on a true event with long-shot Oscar aspirations.

There’s always a place for good acting, clever dialogue, and a sense of humor, even if the narrative teeters between incidental and irrelevant.