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Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 2021-02-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Shaka King
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Ashton Sanders, Algee Smith, Martin Sheen

Captures the state of civil rights during the late 1960s and provides color and shading to a character whom history associates with Black Hatred.

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2021-02-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Adult Themes, Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Lee Isaac Chung
Cast: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, Will Patton, Yuh-jung Youn

Although the characters are “foreign,” they seem familiar.

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2021-02-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Mike Cahill
Cast: Owen Wilson, Salma Hayek, Nesta Cooper

Would seem to be as close to a can’t-miss premise as one can imagine yet, despite that, it somehow does miss – and by a wide margin.

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2021-02-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Sam Levinson
Cast: John David Washington, Zendaya

Well worth a look both as an exploration of love’s bitter aftermath and an example of how art can bloom even in the most challenging circumstances.

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2021-01-29
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Brief Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Simon Stone
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan, Archie Barnes, Lily James, Ben Chaplin, Johnny Flynn, Ken Stott, Monica Dolan

Feels like a condensed version of a story that, given more time to breathe, might have been fascinating and emotionally effective.

Works when viewed through the narrow lens of one character’s personal redemption rather than through a wider portal.

Run Time: 1:17
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-01-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Animated
Director: Sam Liu
Cast: Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Tara Strong, Ray Wise, Maury Sterling

Feels like it was cobbled together out of different pieces of varying quality and, as such, it doesn’t work as well as it might.

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: 1:54
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.