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Run Time: 2:02
U.S. Release Date: 2019-09-20
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Michael Engler
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Imelda Staunton, Penelope Wilton, ...

A plot-lite opportunity for fans of the long-running TV series to reconnect with old friends and see what they’ve been up to.

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2019-09-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Lorene Scafaria
Cast: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, ...

There’s something delicious about the way "Hustlers" delivers on its promise of glitz, sex, and raunchiness while delving far enough beneath the surface to subvert the genre.

Run Time: 2:29
U.S. Release Date: 2019-09-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: John Crowley
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Willa Fitzgerald, Ashleigh Cummings, ...

Although this stripped-down regurgitation of the story is faithful to Donna Tartt’s novel in the broadest sense of the word, it lacks elegance and depth.

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2019-08-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Gavin Hood
Cast: Kiera Knightley, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, ...

Effective as both a drama and a cautionary tale and the lessons it teaches are possibly more relevant in today’s world than they were 15 years ago.

Run Time: 2:25
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-08-24
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Mani Ratnam
Cast: Kamal Haasan, Saranya, Delhi Ganesh, ...

Worth watching for anyone with an affinity for Indian films in general and gangster tales in particular.

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2019-08-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Bart Freundlich
Cast: Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup, ...

Although competently made and appealing in an exaggerated soap opera-tinged fashion, it fails to make a strong case for its raison d’être.

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2019-08-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Emma Nelson, ...

Although it suffers from an ungainly structure and uneven pacing, the production as a whole is engaging and uplifting.

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 2019-08-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Racial Slurs, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Musical
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Cast: Viveik Kalra, Aaron Phagura, Nell Williams, ...

An effective recipe that's one-third Bruce Springsteen hagiography, one-third kitschy ‘80s recreation, and one-third feel-good father/son coming together.

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-08-11
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Drama
Director: Keisuke Kinoshita, based on the novel by Shichiro Fukazawa
Cast: Kinuyo Tanaka, Teiji Takahashi, Yuko Mochizuki, ...

Feels drawn-out, like a film school short that has been stretched beyond its natural length.

Run Time: 2:24
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-08-04
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Drama
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Cast: Shotaro Hanayagi, Kakuko Mori, Kokichi Takada, ...

The characters feel real and their circumstances are less an attempt to manipulate a viewer’s emotions than to offer a commentary on the social and cultural standards of the day.