A spectacle to behold with an underlying arc that makes it more satisfying than a 2 1/2-hour bite of eye candy.

Run Time: 1:24
U.S. Release Date: 2024-02-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: Thriller/Comedy
Director: Ethan Coen
Cast: Margaret Qualley, Geraldine Viswanathan, Beanie Feldstein, ...

Feels like a failed attempt to infuse the Coen Brothers’ wry aesthetic into a B-movie tableau.

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Release Date: 2024-02-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green
Cast: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Lashana Lynch, James Norton, ...

It is never a good sign when any documentary elements of a bio-pic are more arresting than the dramatized portions.

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All the pleasure hinted at by the trailer is illusory. This is the month when Hollywood jettisons its refuse and this particular sampling belongs buried deep in a landfill.

"Origin" offers plenty to ponder and argue; the result is powerful and compelling.

As a sci-fi thriller, it does not disappoint but neither does it go above or beyond what one might reasonably expect based on the trailer.

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2023-12-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
Director: Andrew Haigh
Cast: Andrew Scott, Paul Mescal, Jamie Bell, Claire Foy

Although aspects have a cheesy flavor, the raw honesty of the best moments propel the narrative through its less credible pitstops.

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