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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. Release Date: 2022-12-23
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.

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2020-06-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Jon Stewart
Cast: Steve Carell, Chris Cooper, Mackenzie Davis, Rose Byrne, Brent Sexton, Topher Grace

The comedy offers a gentle reminder that it’s people not slogans that form the spinal cord of America’s democracy.

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2001-02-02
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Wong Kar-wai
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Wong Kar-Wai understands longing and his sublime "In the Mood for Love" brings it to life on the screen.

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 2020-05-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Vaughn Stein
Cast: Lily Collins, Simon Pegg, Connie Nielsen, Chace Crawford, Patrick Warburton, Marque Richardson, Michael Beach

Despite a few effective “gotcha!” moments and Pegg’s performance, the movie is too artificial and undercooked to work.