Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: 2020-06-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Patrick Vollrath
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Carlo Kitzlinger, Aylin Tezel, Omid Memar, Paul Wollin, Murathan Muslu
Not a bad high-concept thriller but, as is often the case with movies hampered by undercooked storylines, something better could have resulted from the same basic plot points.
Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2020-06-12
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Judi Dench, Collin Farrell, Nonso Anozie, Tamara Smart
Offers a few standout moments set adrift in a sea of underdeveloped characters, incomplete backstory elements, and abbreviated world building.
A brand of exploitation that feels surprisingly fresh considering how many tropes it recycles.
This is a work of passion and anger and it conveys points in the subtext that provoke an emotional and intellectual response.
A high-concept, low-brow romantic comedy that overstays its welcome and can’t decide whether it wants to buy into or satirize the European singing contest.
Plays well on the small screen because the essence of the film – an exploration of characters and their relationships – remains unchanged.
Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2020-06-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Jon Stewart
Cast: Steve Carell, Chris Cooper, Mackenzie Davis, Rose Byrne, Brent Sexton, Topher Grace
The comedy offers a gentle reminder that it’s people not slogans that form the spinal cord of America’s democracy.
The result is familiar Apatow: simultaneously funny and touching with elements of pathos to go along with the raunchiness.
Run Time: 1:26
U.S. Release Date: 2020-05-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Violence)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Director: Michael Showalter
Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae
More successful when focusing on the unlikely romance between its stars than the silly and underwhelming murder mystery.
A better-than-average war movie, merging technical craftsmanship, narrative coherence, and competent acting.
Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-06-02
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence)
Genre: Adventure
Director: Richard Gray
Cast: Angus Macfadyen, Anna Hutchinson, Zach McGowan, Gabriel Bateman, Talitha Bateman, Brandon Lessard, Patrick Fugit
Is too long by at least a half-hour for the surprisingly slight tale it has to tell.
Tries to do a little too much and runs too long but it’s an affable mix of nostalgia and family-friendly animated action/adventure.
Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2020-07-03
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, Clementine Grenier, Manon Clavel
"The Truth" is layered and offers a treat for those who savor acting on the highest level, but it is a step down from Kore-eda's best films.
A re-imagination of the 1983 film for a generation raised on Baz Luhrmann films and "Glee."
Run Time: 1:29
U.S. Release Date: 2020-05-29
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Andrew Patterson
Cast: Sierra McCormick, Jake Horowitz
Works not because of anything surprising in the story but because the filmmakers have paid such attention to the way in which it is crafted that it unfolds effortlessly and with great panache.
Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2020-06-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Disturbing Images, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Horror
Director: David Koepp
Cast: Kevin Bacon, Amanda Seyfried, Avery Essex
In the realm of throwaway horror flicks, there’s a place for "You Should Have Left" but it doesn’t deliver enough to warrant being labeled as more.