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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.

This is an American tragedy. Although the participants may be famous, the demons they fight in their intimate moments are familiar and relatable.

As an action-adventure film, this one is adequate but there is a sense that the production should be more special than “adequate.”

The film piques the intellect and feeds the bloodlust while offering an experience that only a Cronenberg can deliver.

Run Time: 2:25
U.S. Home Release Date: 2023-02-28
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Musical
Director: Kasi Lemmons
Cast: Naomi Ackie, Stanley Tucci, Ashton Sanders, Tamara Tunie, Nafessa Williams, Clarke Peters

A by-the-numbers chronicle of the rise and fall of Whitney Houston, the film struggles to find a reason to exist beyond providing an opportunity to listen to her music.

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 2022-02-11
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Romance/Comedy
Director: Jason Orley
Cast: Charlie Day, Jenny Slate, Scott Eastwood, Gina Rodriguez, Manny Jacinto, Clark Backo

Scratches a particular Valentine’s Day itch in that it provides a dollop of romance to go along with a few laughs.

There’s a depressing predictability to nearly all the action scenes that saps tension and encourages boredom.

Run Time: 2:23
U.S. Release Date: 2021-06-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Musical
Director: Jon M. Chu
Cast: Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Jimmy Smits, Leslie Grace, Corey Hawkins, Olga Merediz, Gregory Diaz IV

The high-energy musical numbers represent the motivation to stick with the movie when the narrative momentum flags.

Run Time: 2:23
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Drama
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Cast: Takashi Shimura, Shin’ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka, Minoru Chiaki, Yunosuke Ito, Miki Odagiri, Bokuzen Hidari, Nobuo Kaneko

A thoughtful, existential meditation about the meaning of life and what constitutes a life well-lived.

Run Time: 2:14
U.S. Release Date: 2020-09-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Charlie Kaufman
Cast: Jessie Buckley, Jesse Plemons, Toni Collette, David Thewlis, Guy Boyd

Kaufman once again reminds us that, without someone to shape the writer’s constructs, we’re destined to become stuck in a frustrating morass of eccentricity and self-indulgence.