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Run Time: 3:29
U.S. Release Date: 2019-11-27
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Robert De Niro, Aleksa Palladino, Kathrine Narducci, ...

Whether seen on the big screen or a small one, "The Irishman" is among 2019’s best motion pictures and should receive its share of Oscar attention in 2020.

Run Time: 2:26
U.S. Release Date: 2019-11-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Horror
Director: Mike Flanagan
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Kyliegh Curran, Rebecca Ferguson, ...

Reasonably faithful to the source material while at the same time existing as a direct sequel to Kubrick’s adaptation.

Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Release Date: 2019-10-11
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Joon-ho Bong
Cast: Kang-ho Song, Yeo-jeong Jo, So-dam Park, ...

Just as many of the director’s previous efforts have defied pigeonholing, "Parasite" delights in ping-ponging from one genre to another, defying expectations along the way.

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 2019-11-01
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Tim Miller
Cast: Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, ...

Feels like an echo of "T2," doing many of the same things and offering similar narrative perturbations but without the verve of the earlier movie.

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2019-10-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Director: Craig Brewer
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Kodi Smit-McPhee, ...

A solid re-examination of a bygone era and genre with a strong performance of a character worthy of biopic treatment.

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2019-10-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Horror
Director: Robert Eggers
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson

The movie achieves its objective of placing the viewer in an uncomfortable situation and allowing it to play out around him or her; a riveting but decidedly non-mainstream horror film.

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Release Date: 2019-10-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy/Horror
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, ...

If you liked "Zombieland," you’ll probably like "Zombieland: Double Tap," just not as much.

Run Time: 1:24
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-11-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Horror
Director: Michael Goi
Cast: Gary Oldman, Emily Mortimer, Jennifer Esposito, ...

"Mary" is more mediocre than bad but there’s nothing here to catch the attention of anyone serious about their horror.

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2019-10-11
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, ...

Soderbergh uses this as an opportunity to educate as much as entertain, but there are times when the scattershot approach is more frustrating than fulfilling.

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: 2019-10-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Horror
Director: Todd Phillips
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, ...

Although it may be difficult to “like” this film in a conventional sense, it offers a powerful and unforgettable experience that few will find easy to shake.