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, Nestor Carbonnell
Offers more of a diversion than an experience; it retains the look and feel of something not quite “theatrical” in its ambitions.
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.
The Marilyn of this movie is a victim and "Blonde" is a chronicle of her victimization – not so much a story as a tedious collage of loosely-interrelated incidents.
It’s Agatha Christie crossed with "Euphoria," and mostly works as both a slasher murder mystery and a drug/alcohol-fueled Gen Z soap opera.
There’s a time and a place for mayhem, and that’s essentially what "Bullet Train" is: two hours of fights, carnage, and witty repartee.
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.
Director Olivia Wilde’s sophomore effort becomes the first high-profile dud of the 2022 autumn season.
Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2022-08-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Intense Peril)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Scott Mann
Cast: Grace Fulton
As B-movies go, this one is good enough to hold the attention and wring out the tension without doing anything more ambitious.
The filmmakers do a good enough job of crafting exciting moments but the lack of a compelling storyline keeps the movie from attaining escape velocity.
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.
Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2022-07-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Director: Jordan Peele
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Angel Torres, Michael Wincott, Steven Yeun
Those who see "Nope" might not get exactly what they’re expecting but they may enjoy it anyway.
Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2022-07-29
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Director: Quinn Shephard
Cast: Zoey Deutch, Dylan O’Brien, Embeth Davidtz, Mia Isaac
It might be fair to argue that Shephard overreaches but there’s something bracing and fresh about throwing caution to the wind the way she does.
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.
Feels like the warmed-up leftovers of a superhero franchise that both Marvel and DC passed on.
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.
In navigating the curves that connect romance, humor, horror, and murder mystery, the movie suffers a few spin-outs.
Ponsoldt taps into nostalgia as the jumping-off point for a movie that ultimately goes nowhere, with underdeveloped characters whose stories never gel.
Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2022-08-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Nudity, Sexual Content, Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Fantasy
Director: George Miller
Cast: Idris Elba, Tilda Swinton, Aamito Lagum, Burcu Golgedar, Pia Thunderbolt
Suffused with hypnotic visuals and anchored by a tremendous performance by Idris Elba, the movie takes its cues from the fantasy workings of Guillermo del Toro and is only occasionally found wanting.
Although relying on some of the alchemy that made the formula successful in 1986, the film’s awareness of cultural shifts makes for a more complete cinematic experience.
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.
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.