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Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2022-04-01
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Director: Charles Dorfman
Cast: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Tom Cullen, Iwan Rheon, Ines Spiridonov

This is first and foremost a thriller/horror movie that trades in tension and suspense both of the slow-boil kind and the more traditional form.

Run Time: 2:11
U.S. Release Date: 2021-12-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, Nina Arianda, J.K. Simmons, Alia Shawkat, Jake Lacy, Tony Hale

It’s fascinating to watch the minutia of how the TV show was produced. Many of the details are surprising; unfortunately, the movie’s dramatic elements aren’t as compelling.

Fascinating, garish, and compelling, "Benedetta" dabbles in some of Verhoeven’s career-long weaknesses while highlighting a great many of his strengths.

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-03-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Jude Hill, Judi Dench, Ciaran Hinds, Lewis McAskie, Lara McDonnell

In addition to being Branagh’s most personal film, it’s also his most intimate, and is unquestionably one of 2021’s most affecting motion pictures

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.

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-12-21
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.

At times unpolished but offers a sympathetic portrayal of the title character and avoids excessive melodrama or a too-facile ending.

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2021-02-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Mike Cahill
Cast: Owen Wilson, Salma Hayek, Nesta Cooper

Would seem to be as close to a can’t-miss premise as one can imagine yet, despite that, it somehow does miss – and by a wide margin.