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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.

Enough not only to whet the appetite for the TV Series, "The Sopranos," but to provide a moderately satisfying meal in its own right.

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.

A series of loosely connected skits, this lacks a coherent narrative and appears to have been targeted almost exclusively at the pre-teen crowd.

Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-12-07
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Suicide, Mental Illness)
Genre: Musical/Drama
Director: Stephen Chbosky
Cast: Ben Platt, Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever, Amy Adams, Danny Pino, Amandla Stenberg, Colton Ryan

There’s a dissonance between the film’s darker subjects and its seeming desire to offer something uplifting at the end, and the mediocre songs are a distraction.

What we have here is a godawful movie that, despite its general badness, nevertheless casts a spell of sorts.

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-12-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Joe Callahan
Cast: Gerard Butler, Frank Grillo, Alexis Louder, Toby Huss, Ryan O’Nan

Among the best Tarantino-influenced thrillers to have made it to theaters in the last quarter-century.

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2021-09-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Justin Chon
Cast: Justin Chon, Alicia Vikander, Mark O’Brien, Linh Dan Pham, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Sydney Kowalske

"Blue Bayou" channels plenty of anger and passion and the narrative lynchpin is compelling but Chon’s capabilities as a writer don’t match those as a director and an actor.

A lively, crowd-pleasing story with heart to go along with the glitter and glitz.

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2021-09-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Paul Schrader
Cast: Oscar Isaac, Willem Dafoe, Tye Sheridan, Tiffany Haddish

As a mood piece, the film works well, but as a character study, it’s flawed and as a narrative, it’s erratic.