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Run Time: 2:37
U.S. Release Date: 2021-11-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Ridley Scott
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Despite excellent performances and isolated moments of limited brilliance, the movie is undone by its low-energy approach and lack of zest.

The underlying idea is intriguing and observing the main character's behavior has the same appeal as watching a train wreck, but the conclusion is unsatisfying.

Because "Last Night in Soho" starts out so strongly, it makes the lackluster final act all the more discouraging.

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 2021-10-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Mental Illness)
Genre: Drama
Director: Will Sharpe
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones

There’s nothing here to elevate "The Electrical Life of Louis Wain" out of the “generic bio-pic” basket.

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.

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.

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-08-29
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence)
Genre: 1:59
Director: Orson Welles
Cast: Orson Welles, Keith Baxter, John Gielgud, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, Ralph Richardson

Those unfamiliar with the Shakespeare plays that form the basis of "Chimes" may find themselves playing catch-up or feel like they're doing homework.

Run Time: 2:21
U.S. Release Date: 2021-08-06
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Musical/Drama
Director: Leos Carax
Cast: Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg, Devyn McDowell

There comes a point when the weirdness and non-standard storytelling ceases to be effective and becomes a detriment.

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-10-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Director: Shawn Levy
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi, Joe Keery, Lil Rey Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar

Reynold’s charisma and some solid gags hold things together for a while but the movie ultimately comes up short despite its promising premise.

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 2021-07-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Edson Oda
Cast: Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz, Benedict Wong, Tony Hale, Bill Skarsgard, Arianna Ortiz, David Rysdahl

"Nine Days" is a pure allegory; the film works as an extended philosophical rumination but fails as a story.