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Run Time: 2:13
U.S. Release Date: 2017-01-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Peter Berg
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon, ...

The movie hits all the milestones although it perhaps tries too hard to be uplifting and inspirational.

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 2017-01-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Ben Affleck
Cast: Ben Affleck, Chris Messina, Zoe Saldana, ...

Not the best of its kind but aims to say something rather than merely satisfy by copious bloodletting.

Run Time: 2:41
U.S. Release Date: 2016-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, ...

In "Silence", moments of brilliance punctuate an otherwise sluggish, self-indulgent narrative.

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 2016-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Director: John Hamburg
Cast: Bryan Cranston, James Franco, Zoey Deutch, ...

"Why Him?" contains its share of effective humor but suffers from malaises that infect many modern comedies.

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Release Date: 2016-12-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Pablo Larrain
Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, ...

"Jackie" is more of a curiosity than a good film and, like Camelot, its impact is fleeting and nebulous.

Run Time: 2:17
U.S. Release Date: 2016-11-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Cast: Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, Michelle Williams, ...

Unforced acting couples with a nuanced, insightful script to tell a story that, although seemingly simple, is achingly complex.

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 2016-11-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Content, Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Barry Jenkins
Cast: Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, Alex Hibbert, ...

Emotionally and thematically, "Moonlight" addresses universal subjects, and its power comes as a result of our identification with the characters.

Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Release Date: 2016-12-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: John Madden
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, ...

As a dramatic thriller, it does what it needs to do to keep the audience involved and interested.

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: 2016-11-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Mark Waters
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox, ...

At its best, it feels like an echo of its predecessor. At its worst, it’s unfunny, crass, and uncomfortable (not in a good way).

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 2016-11-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller/Drama
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, ...

"Allied" probably isn’t prestigious enough to attract much Oscar buzz but it’s too good to be tossed into theaters without a publicity push.