Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Francis Lee
Cast: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones, Fiona Shaw, James McArdle
May skirt the truth when it comes to history but it uncovers a pure vein when exploring Mary’s inner life.
Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Lawrence Michael Levine
Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Sarah Gadon, Christopher Abbott
Represents a showcase for Aubrey Plaza, allowing viewers to see the breadth of her talent.
Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2020-11-25
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Joel Crawford
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, Clark Duke, Peter Dinklage, Leslie Mann, Kelly Marie Tran
Kids will enjoy it and parents will be sufficiently diverted that they won’t be tempted to take a nap.
Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 2021-01-07
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Documentary
Director: Bryan Fogel
Cast: Jamal Khashoggi, Mohammed Bin Salman, Hatice Cengiz, Omar Abdulaziz
Although there is a fair amount of regurgitation of the news story, "The Dissident" offers sufficient new material to justify its existence.
Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Disaster Sequences, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Cast: Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Roger Dale Floyd, Scott Glenn
In different times, it might have been possible to give "Greenland" a lukewarm recommendation for anyone looking for something frenetic and mindless.
Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-11
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Meryl Streep, Dianne Wiest, Candice Bergen, Lucas Hedges, Gemma Chan, Dan Algrant
As with almost everything directed by Steven Soderbergh, there’s a compulsive watchability to the proceedings.
Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: George C. Wolfe
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo, Michael Potts
A small film with big ideas, bigger speeches, and two towering performances.
May be Fincher’s most technically challenging production to-date but his laser-focus on perfection results in a tepid emotional temperature.
Clooney has accomplished something rare and unusual in today’s cinema – an epic science fiction motion picture that focuses on characters and ideas.
Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Western
Director: Paul Greengrass
Cast: Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel
The action-flavored Western elements are handled adeptly but the movie’s strongest suit is the relationship between the veteran and his young traveling companion.
Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Chloe Zhao
Cast: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Bob Wells, Swankie
Moody, introspective, and meditative, "Nomadland" makes up for its meandering pace with its insights about human nature and its incisive portrait of indomitability.
Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Regina King
Cast: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr.
Although inconsistently paced, there’s enough compelling material here to make for a challenging and thought-provoking fly-on-the-wall’s perspective.
Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Drama
Director: Kornel Mundruczo
Cast: Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Ellen Burstyn, Iliza Shlesinger, Benny Safdie, Sarah Snook
Not for those who crave light, uplifting entertainment but for anyone who wants a precise, visceral experience from a motion picture.
Despite its awkward and uneven elements, "The Prom" offers enough high-energy moments to be seen as a passable motion picture adaptation of the stage play.
Although there are times when some of the tonal shifts can be jarring, the production as a whole feels rambunctious – a perfect concoction for the #meToo era.
Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Pete Docter
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Rachel House, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade, Phylicia Rashad, Angela Bassett
This movie seeks to expand the mind and touch the heart without much concern about how many toys it will sell or whether there’s sequel potential.
Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Darius Marder
Cast: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Mathieu Amalric
Featuring a forceful central performance by Riz Ahmed, it achieves its life-affirming aim in such a way that it never feels cloying or preachy.
Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-11
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama/Mystery
Director: Tara Miele
Cast: Sienna Miller, Diego Luna, Beth Grant
The filmmakers have played unfairly, using sleight-of-hand in place of genuine emotional development.
Run Time: 2:32
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Patty Jenkins
Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Lilly Aspell
Falls short of its predecessor on a number of levels and suffers from many of the problems that plague superhero sequels.