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First-time director Goran Stolevski takes chances, doesn’t underestimate his audience, and tells a story worth telling.

It’s short enough that it never overstays its welcome and is generally a fun, wild ride, even though it may at times be difficult to figure out where the journey began and where it ends.

The across-the-board awfulness of "Supergirl" disabused those who optimistically believed the Salkinds’ stewardship of the Superman series couldn’t slip lower.

It’s passably sweet entertainment but, just as it’s unlikely to stick in the craw, it won’t hold a place in one’s memory, either.

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-06-28
MPAA Rating: "R" (Nudity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Eva Husson
Cast: Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, Colin Firth, Olivia Colman, Glenda Jackson, Emma, Sope Dirisu

Beautifully filmed and emotionally on-target when confined to 1924, it loses its way once unmoored in time and left adrift on the currents of the years to come.

With a tongue-in-cheek, devil-may-care approach, writer/director Ti West embraces many of horror's time-honored tropes and splashes them all over the screen.

Run Time: 1:31
U.S. Release Date: 2022-03-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Director: Mariama Diallo
Cast: Regina Hall, Zoe Renee, Amber Gray, Ella Hunt, Talia Ryder, Talia Balsam, Bruce Altman

The movie tries to use the supernatural horror aspects to amplify the racial ones but this is where "Master" loses its way.

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-05-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Graham Moore
Cast: Mark Rylance, Zoey Deutch, Dylan O’Brien, Johnny Flynn, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Simon Russell Beale, Alan Mehdizadeh

The twists and turns keep the viewer engaged, the puzzle pieces fit together on a second viewing, and Rylance never ceases to mesmerize.

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2022-03-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Shawn Levy
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana, Catherine Keener

As a way to fill an unpretentious couple of hours, it’s fine, but as a destination film, it’s a disappointment.

For those who enjoy stews that mix warped comedy with twisted horror, it hits the spot.