Canny enough to go full-throttle with the absurd and not bother trying to do much with its meager dramatic and/or sentimental elements.

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Alex Garland
Cast: Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, ...

Garland’s unwillingness to compromise has resulted in a film whose ideas and philosophy demand thought and dissection and are not easily dismissed or forgotten.

Run Time: 2:14
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Ryan Coogler
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Winston Duke, Daniel Kaluuya, ...

It sloughs off the generic label that adheres to many films of the genre, providing an experience that is by turns exciting, emotional, and funny.

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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: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Horror/Drama
Director: David Freyne
Cast: Sam Keeley, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Ellen Page, Paula Malcolmson, Oscar Nolan

The allegorical central subject matter encompasses themes of guilt and cultural repression.

The movie feels like what it is – a moderately low-budget action/adventure outing designed primarily for the Asian market.

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Tim Hunter
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Robin Tunney, Marc Blucas, Ernie Lively, Jacque Gray, Kassia Conway

Although the screenplay knows how to set things up, it fails to deliver down the stretch, leaving us with a by-the-numbers resolution.

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Graphic Nudity, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Francois Ozon
Cast: Marine Vacth, Jérémie Rénier, Jacqueline Bisset

The movie touches on issues of duality and psychology but often uses shock tactics to shake things up.

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-09
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Musical/Romance/Comedy
Director: Dan Baron
Cast: Brie Larson, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Scott Bakula, Saahil Sehgal, Tyne Daly, Donald Sutherland

A forgettable merging of a fish-out-of-water story with a cross-cultural romance, this musical lacks personality.

Run Time: 1:25
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Romance/Comedy
Director: Jason James
Cast: Thomas Middleditch, Jess Weixler, Diana Bang, Johannah Newmarch

With doses of magic realism icing a cake assembled using layers of Jungian psychology and quantum mechanics, the movie goes in ambitious and unconventional directions.