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Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2020-02-28
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Director: Leigh Whannell
Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Michael Dorman

During the movie’s second half, the narrative begins to rely too much on horror/thriller conventions. All the really good stuff happens before the 75-minute mark.

Whether seen on the big screen or a small one, "The Irishman" is among 2019’s best motion pictures and should receive its share of Oscar attention in 2020.

The filmmakers underestimate the audience’s intelligence, delivering something cartoonish and unfunny that doesn’t work as a comedy, an action/adventure spoof, or much of anything else.

Run Time: 2:50
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-12-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Horror
Director: Andy Muschietti
Cast: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Bill Skarsgard

Combining the two movies, there’s a clear beginning and ending, and if the latter isn’t as strong or promising as the former, at least the entire story is told.

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2019-05-03
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Deon Taylor
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Meagan Good, Michael Ealy, Joseph Sikora, Alvina August

The problem with "The Intruder," as with its antecedents, is a combination of narrative predictability and character stupidity.

The honesty with which Jewison and his cast address issues of race and bigotry gives the movie more power than the underlying crime story would suggest.

The sense of optimism never fades and we’re left with images that are more about the enduring power of love than the oppressive force of injustice.

Despite a committed performance from Mackenzie Davis, the film corkscrews into a death spiral of trite dialogue meant to obfuscate the lack of a meaningful narrative.

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2018-06-15
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Brad Bird
Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Catherine Keener, Bob Odenkirk, Samuel L. Jackson

Gives us a chance to reconnect with characters we fell for in 2004 and discover that, although we may have aged, our affinity for them remains constant.

If there’s something less subtle than a sledgehammer, it applies here.