Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2021-11-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Jude Hill, Judi Dench, Ciaran Hinds, Lewis McAskie, Lara McDonnell
In addition to being Branagh’s most personal film, it’s also his most intimate, and is unquestionably one of 2021’s most affecting motion pictures
The underlying idea is intriguing and observing the main character's behavior has the same appeal as watching a train wreck, but the conclusion is unsatisfying.
There’s a lot to like about this new version of "Dune": the screenplay’s ability to pare down Frank Herbert’s complex, weighty novel without emasculating it, the epic scope, and the spectacle of the experience.
Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 2021-10-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Mental Illness)
Genre: Drama
Director: Will Sharpe
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones
There’s nothing here to elevate "The Electrical Life of Louis Wain" out of the “generic bio-pic” basket.
A welcome maturation of animation beyond the conventional American standard into something both family-friendly and thought-provoking.
Despite trying to be a departure from the superhero generic norm, it misses wide of the mark and ends up being a major lapse.
Nostalgia remains the main selling point and viewers attending for that reason won’t be disappointed.
Run Time: 2:37
U.S. Release Date: 2021-11-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast:
Despite excellent performances and isolated moments of limited brilliance, the movie is undone by its low-energy approach and lack of zest.
Regardless of how much how much has been softened to suit the movie’s perspective, the end result is compelling drama with top-notch performances and a feel-good denouement.
Because "Last Night in Soho" starts out so strongly, it makes the lackluster final act all the more discouraging.
The film’s occasional overreaches aren’t always a negative; the high points are very high and, when it’s all over, most viewers will remember them.
Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2021-10-27
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Racism)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Rebecca Hall
Cast: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, Andre Holland, Bill Camp, Alexander Skarsgård
The movie has a magnetic quality that’s all the more welcome because of all the weighty issues forming its foundation.
Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 2021-12-01
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Disturbing Images, Nudity)
Genre: Western/Drama
Director: Jane Campion
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee
Perhaps not as powerful or wrenching as Campion intended for it to be but "The Power of the Dog" remains an unsettling piece of cinema.
Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2021-11-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Ritu Arya
You can have The Rock, Wonder Woman, and Deadpool, but it doesn’t mean much if they don’t have clever things to say and meaningful things to do.
The surprisingly intimate result is enjoyable in the moment but the mental footprint fades rather quickly.
Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2021-10-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Director: Andy Serkis
Cast: Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham
With its short running length, this drunk-on-CGI production is less a movie and more the outline of something ambitious.
Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2021-12-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Nathalie Biancheri
Cast: George MacKay, Lily-Rose Depp, Paddy Considine, Eileen Walsh
The world-building is inadequate and the storyline is erratic. There are some good performances here, but the movie as a whole doesn’t work.