Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Home Release Date: 2024-02-06
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Louis Malle
Cast: Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory

Issues about the current relevance of the dialogue aside, the presentation offers a clinic in the importance of the non-verbal aspects of filmmaking.

As a sci-fi thriller, it does not disappoint but neither does it go above or beyond what one might reasonably expect based on the trailer.

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2023-12-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
Director: Andrew Haigh
Cast: Andrew Scott, Paul Mescal, Jamie Bell, Claire Foy

Although aspects have a cheesy flavor, the raw honesty of the best moments propel the narrative through its less credible pitstops.

This is high-octane showmanship but one can be justified wondering whether that represents the best choice for this material.

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.

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.

"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.