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Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2022-10-28
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: James Gray
Cast: Banks Repeta, Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Sell, Jaylin Webb

Some of the individual moments are impactful or effective at evoking nostalgia. But, as they say, the whole is less than the sum of the parts.

It takes over an hour before "Amsterdam" decides what it wants to be and, by that time, viewers may be exasperated by the film’s quirkiness and exhausted by its meandering storyline.

"Avatar" is entertainment of the highest order. In addition to being emotionally satisfying and one hell of a ride, it boasts a smart script, reminding us that blockbusters don't have to be defined by imbecility.

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2022-07-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Romance
Director: Betty Kaplan
Cast: Esai Morales, Kunjue Li, Caterina Murino

Never ascends to the level that would make it more of an experience than a way to pass a couple of hours.

Run Time: 2:16
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-06-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eiza Gonzalez, Garret Dillahunt, Keir O’Donnell, Jackson White

If you prefer sweeping, hyperkinetic camera movements and spastic editing to a coherent narrative, "Ambulance" may be your movie.

Offers a compelling (if ultimately unremarkable) spy movie that tilts more toward a drama than a conventional action/thriller.

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.

Joshua M. Lester’s central character is affable and the movie breezes by, never threatening to overstay its welcome.

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-01-18
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon
Cast: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Kroll, Javon Walton, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler, Bill Hader, Wallace Shawn

A series of loosely connected skits, this lacks a coherent narrative and appears to have been targeted almost exclusively at the pre-teen crowd.

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.