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Sketchy character development and poor world-building keep the film and its protagonists at arm’s length.

Krasinski makes the most out of the meager material - the story, limited though it may be, moves like a juggernaut, gaining momentum as it rolls downhill.

Snyder takes some chances, doesn’t skimp on the gore, and offers a shock or two.

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Release Date: 2021-03-05
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Julius Sevcik
Cast: Hanna Alstrom, Carice van Houten, Claes Bang, Alexandra Borbely, Martin Hofmann, Karel Roden, Roland Moller

History buffs, especially those with an affinity for World War II stories and/or an interest in 20th century Czechoslovakia, may enjoy what "The Affair" has to offer

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Francis Lee
Cast: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones, Fiona Shaw, James McArdle

May skirt the truth when it comes to history but it uncovers a pure vein when exploring Mary’s inner life.

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2020-10-09
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Woody Allen
Cast: Timothee Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Liev Schreiber, Selena Gomez, Jude Law, Diego Luna, Kelly Rohrbach, Cherry Jones

Revisits familiar themes and ideas from other, earlier films that were presented to far better effect the first time around.

"Twilight Zone" elements aside, the movie never loses sight of its twin objectives: maintain suspense and emphasize a message about the enduring, pernicious power of racism.

Run Time: 1:28
U.S. Release Date: 2020-08-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Comedy/Fantasy
Director: Brandon Trost
Cast: Seth Rogen, Sarah Snook, Molly Evensen, Eliot Glazer, Kalen Allen

Seth Rogen, playing two roles and showing no chemistry with himself, is in “comedy mode” here but the material isn’t funny enough for that to work.

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2020-06-12
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Judi Dench, Collin Farrell, Nonso Anozie, Tamara Smart

Offers a few standout moments set adrift in a sea of underdeveloped characters, incomplete backstory elements, and abbreviated world building.

Run Time: 1:31
U.S. Release Date: 1988-10-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller
Director: Graham Baker
Cast: James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp, Kevyn Major Howard, Leslie Bevis

More often frustrating than successful, this is a generic neo-noir buddy cop movie that misses too many opportunities to do anything different.