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Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Western
Director: Paul Greengrass
Cast: Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel

The action-flavored Western elements are handled adeptly but the movie’s strongest suit is the relationship between the veteran and his young traveling companion.

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Chloe Zhao
Cast: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Bob Wells, Swankie

Moody, introspective, and meditative, "Nomadland" makes up for its meandering pace with its insights about human nature and its incisive portrait of indomitability.

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2020-11-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Sean Durkin
Cast: Jude Law, Carrie Coon, Charlie Shotwell, Oona Roche, Anne Reid

This is either a tragedy or horror movie, depending on your point of view. Maybe, in truth, it’s both.

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2020-10-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Horror
Director: Zu Quirke
Cast: Sydney Sweeney, Madison Iseman, Jacques Colimon, Ivan Shaw, Ji Eun Hwang

Although missing opportunities to present a memorable production, this doesn’t demand much from its audience and, in the process, delivers something unsettling.

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-07-12
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated/Fantasy
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Cast: Sumi Shimamoto, Goro Naya, Asbel, Yoshiko Sakakibara, Iemasa Kayumi, Ichiro Nagai, Hisako Kyoda

Although the narrative at times becomes jumbled, many of the individual scenes stand out as outstanding action/adventure pieces with innovative visuals and a breakneck pace.

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2020-04-03
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Eliza Hittman
Cast: Sidney Flanigan, Talia Ryder, Theodore Pellerin

Made with such care and focus on the particulars of the situation that one doesn’t have to agree with Hittman’s perspective to be moved by the film.

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 1984-07-20
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Cast: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Thomas Hill, Tami Stronach, Alan Oppenheimer

The passage of time hasn’t been kind to the attempts at worldbuilding through image-oriented spectacle.

Run Time: 2:25
U.S. Release Date: 1987-10-21
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Mani Ratnam
Cast: Kamal Haasan, Saranya, Delhi Ganesh, Janagaraj, Karthika, Nasser, Nizhalgal Ravi

Worth watching for anyone with an affinity for Indian films in general and gangster tales in particular.

A good match for anyone in search of something to “binge watch” from a time long before that phrase was ever used for productions of this length.

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Thriller
Director: Charles Laughton
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, Billy Chapin, Sally Jane Bruce

It's possible to recognize that film’s stylistic mastery while acknowledging that some aspects are artifacts of a bygone era.