Sentimental without being saccharine, this based-on-history account offers likeable characters in a well-structured narrative.

As a well-acted standard-order bio-pic, "Ferrari" delivers but as something more, it falls short.

This is an American tragedy. Although the participants may be famous, the demons they fight in their intimate moments are familiar and relatable.

A breathtaking motion picture that enthralls across the length of its 140+ minute running time.

Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2023-11-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Smoking)
Genre: Drama
Director: Bradley Cooper
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan, Matt Bomer, Sarah Silverman, Tim Rogan, Maya Hawke

This telling of the life story of Leonard Bernstein contains moments of cinematic passion and poetry that make it worth seeing even if specific choices create an underlying sense of frustration.

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2023-12-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Sakura Ando, Eita Nagayama, Soya Kurokawa, Hinata Hiiragi, Yuko Tanaka

Challenging but neither inaccessible nor impossibly dense; director Kore-eda invites intellectual engagement but does not leave the viewer unrewarded.

"Wonka" is a fun and imaginative family film – certainly better than one might expect from a production crassly viewed by some as a "cash grab."

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2023-12-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Thematic Material, Suggested Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Cast: Christian Friedel, Sandra Huller

Powerful but dramatically inert. A certain level of artistic pretentiousness overlays much of the film, at times undercutting its effectiveness.

As a calling-card, one could not imagine something more combustible than the one offered by Cord Jefferson with his feature debut.

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 2023-12-08
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Animated/Fantasy
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Cast: Soma Santoki, Masaki Suda, Aimyon, Yoshino Kimura, Takuya Kimura, Shohei Hino, Ko Shibasaki

"The Boy and the Heron" is a wonderful gift for everyone who expected "The Wind Rises" to be the swansong of legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki.