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Feels more like a two-hour commercial for the entire Warner Brothers catalog and a means of stroking LeBron James' ego.

As generic, made-for-quick-consumption animated productions go, there’s nothing especially bad about "Spirit Untamed." Unfortunately, there’s nothing especially good, either.

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-07-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Cast: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols

The "plot" is just an excuse to present long, lovingly-filmed instances of sadism and torture.

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2021-04-23
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Documentary
Director: Marily Agrelo
Cast: Joan Ganz Cooney, Jon Stone, Jim Henson, Joe Raposo, Norman Stiles

By employing nostalgia but not relying exclusively on its effects, the filmmakers are able to tell the story of how the TV program "Sesame Street" started.

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 1983-10-23
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Nudity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Chris Marker
Cast:

Although one could argue that the movie is loosely about memory and time, that would be ascribing order to a random series of stream-of-consciousness philosophical ramblings.

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Pete Docter
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Rachel House, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade, Phylicia Rashad, Angela Bassett

This movie seeks to expand the mind and touch the heart without much concern about how many toys it will sell or whether there’s sequel potential.

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Darius Marder
Cast: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Mathieu Amalric

Featuring a forceful central performance by Riz Ahmed, it achieves its life-affirming aim in such a way that it never feels cloying or preachy.

Seimetz is trying to get at some compelling truths about the human experience but the cold, distant filmmaking style creates a barrier.

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-11-17
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Jessica Swale
Cast: Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Courtenay, Lucas Bond, Dixie Egerickx, Penelope Wilton

A period piece likely to find more appeal among the Masterpiece Theater/art-house crowd than those in search of something less conventional.

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Drama
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Cast: Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyoko Kagawa, Kinuyo Tanaka, Eitaro Shindo

The visual storytelling allows us to disconnect from our modern-day reality and enter an historical period that is as different from our own as the black-and-white is from color.