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Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Steve McQueen
Cast: Viola Davis, Daniel Kaluuya, Brian Tyree Henry, ...

McQueen achieves his aim of using a genre framework to advance serious themes, which makes "Widows" an uncommonly good thriller.

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Nudity, Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: Adventure
Director: David Mackenzie
Cast: Chris Pine, Stephen Dillane, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, ...

With the exception of a few slow spots, this "Braveheart" quasi-sequel flows briskly and is one of the better “Netflix originals” the service has provided.

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Fede Alvarez
Cast: Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, Sylvia Hoeks, ...

A generic espionage/crime thriller; although briskly paced, the plot is far from airtight and demands a deus ex machina to reach its climax.

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Joel Edgerton
Cast: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, ...

Reports about what goes on behind the closed doors of Conversion Therapy camps have been in the press for years and the film’s vivid presentation engages the viewer on a visceral level.

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Marielle Heller
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, ...

McCarthy plays it straight, allowing her talent as an actress – often hidden under the dreck for which she draws big paychecks – to shine through.

Run Time: 1:20
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Suzi Yoonessi
Cast: Charlene deGuzman, John Hawkes, Melissa Leo, ...

The performances of Charlene deGuzman and co-star John Hawkes keep the viewer engaged as the screenplay touches all the expected bases.

Run Time: 2:32
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Horror
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Grace Moretz, ...

Deserves the derision and disdain it will receive from mainstream movie-goers nationwide.

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Donovan Marsh
Cast: Gerard Butler, Zane Holtz, Michael Nyqvist, ...

Often preposterous, occasionally idiotic, and always compulsively watchable.

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Felix Van Groeningen
Cast: Steve Carell, Timothee Chalamet, Maura Tierney, ...

Despite featuring strong performances and containing some individually potent scenes, the film’s style keeps the viewer at arm’s length.

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Horror
Director: David Gordon Green
Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Jefferson Hall, Rhian Rees, ...

This is the sequel "Halloween" fans have been awaiting for four decades as the slow-burn terrors of 1978 reach out across the years to shock and frighten a new generation.