Although there is a fair amount of regurgitation of the news story, "The Dissident" offers sufficient new material to justify its existence.
U.S. Release Date: 2020-09-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Director: Antonio Campos
Cast: Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Sebastian Stan, Bill Skarsgard, Haley Bennett, Riley Keough, Jason Clarke, Harry Melling, Mia Wasikowska, Eliza Scanlen
Engrossing but conventional – a well-told story whose evocative setting and vivid performances combine to produce a grim and lurid tableau.
U.S. Release Date: 2020-06-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, )
Director: Spike Lee
Cast: Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Jonathan Majors, Chadwick Boseman, Mélanie Thierry, Paul Walter Hauser, Jasper Paakkonen, Johnny Nguyen, Jean Reno, Le Y Lan
This is a work of passion and anger and it conveys points in the subtext that provoke an emotional and intellectual response.
A comedy caper that relies more on the charm of its stars than the twistiness of its narrative, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" isn’t quite clever enough to justify the full 110-minute running length.
With a quarter-century-long friendship in the cross-hairs, "Driving Miss Daisy" tracks the evolution of race and class relations during a tumultuous era.
Quintessential film noir; anyone wondering what that means need only watch the movie to understand its impact and importance during the heart of Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Reasonably faithful to the source material while at the same time existing as a direct sequel to Kubrick’s adaptation.
A solid re-examination of a bygone era and genre with a strong performance of a character worthy of biopic treatment.
It unquestionably touches the funny bone but, in doing so, reminds us of some truths we’d rather ignore.
U.S. Release Date: 2019-09-20
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Director: Michael Engler
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Laura Carmichael, Allen Leech, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan, Robert James-Collier, Sophie McShera, Penelope Wilton, Imelda Staunton, Tuppence Middleton
A plot-lite opportunity for fans of the long-running TV series to reconnect with old friends and see what they’ve been up to.