Director Olivia Wilde’s sophomore effort becomes the first high-profile dud of the 2022 autumn season.

Run Time: 2:41
U.S. Release Date: 2022-09-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Nudity)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: James Cameron
Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, ...

"Avatar" is entertainment of the highest order. In addition to being emotionally satisfying and one hell of a ride, it boasts a smart script, reminding us that blockbusters don't have to be defined by imbecility.

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 2022-09-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Allan Ungar
Cast: Josh Duhamel, Elisha Cuthbert, Mel Gibson, ...

Offers more of a diversion than an experience; it retains the look and feel of something not quite “theatrical” in its ambitions.

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What director Gina Prince-Bythewood provides is more than enough for a rousing motion picture filled with well-choreographed battle scenes effectively folded into stories of human interest.

Director Tom George takes a fairly routine whodunnit? and livens it up with a corkscrew helix of fourth wall-breaking, historical references, slapstick, and self-aware clichés.

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2022-09-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Horror
Director: Ti West
Cast: Mia Goth, Tandi Wright, Matthew Sunderland, David Corenswet, Emma Jenkins-Purro, Alistair Sewell

For those enamored with Ti West’s extraordinarily entertaining 2022 horror film, "X," his latest effort is required viewing, although it’s a much different kettle of fish.

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2022-09-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Kevin Smith
Cast: Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Elias, Austin Zajur, Rosario Dawson

A "Clerks" movie doesn’t seem like the best vehicle for ruminations about mortality…especially amidst a flotilla of dated, unfunny humor.

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2022-09-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Horror
Director: Zach Cregger
Cast: Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgard, Justin Long, Richard Brake, Matthew Patrick Davis

For roughly two-thirds of its 100-minute running length, Barbarian is a top-notch excursion into the dark, twisty tunnels and catacombs of a mystery-cum-monster movie.

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2022-09-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Harry Wootliff
Cast: Ruth Wilson, Tom Burke, Hayley Squires

The chemistry between the leads, played by Ruth Wilson and Tom Burke, is flammable but the movie needs more.

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2022-09-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Adamma Ebo
Cast: Regina Hall, Sterling K. Brown, Nicole Beharie, Conphidance, Austin Crute, Devere Rogers

The movie is at times funny, at times blistering, and at times insightful, but it lacks consistency, thereby arguing that perhaps the short film that provided its basis offered a better length.