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Although the structure is designed to mimic that of a standard police procedural, the movie is really about the ugly side of human nature.

Run Time: 2:24
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Drama
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Cast: Shotaro Hanayagi, Kakuko Mori, Kokichi Takada, Gonjuro Kawarazaki

The characters feel real and their circumstances are less an attempt to manipulate a viewer’s emotions than to offer a commentary on the social and cultural standards of the day.

With a dose of comedy, a dash of romance, and some CGI-heavy battles, the film accomplishes what it needs to do.

What the film fails to deliver in adrenaline, it makes up for with testosterone-flavored laughter.

Run Time: 2:43
U.S. Release Date: 1982-10-20
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Cast: Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko

By no means an “easy” movie with its somnambulant pace, "Stalker" nevertheless has qualities that make it hard to forget and is recommended viewing for anyone serious about film.

Its status as a minor-league player doesn’t diminish its capacity to entertain (doing a better job at that than some of the higher-profile alternatives).

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2019-03-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Sean Hanish
Cast: Michelle Monaghan, Leem Lubandy, Common, Alfred Molina, Alfre Woodard, Mykelti Williamson

Despite the faint whiff of sanctimoniousness that occasionally emanates from this well-meaning motion picture, "Saint Judy" generally holds its own as a solid courtroom drama.

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 2011-10-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Nudity, Sexual Content, Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Pedro Almodovar
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Roberto Alamo

Mad scientists overwhelmed by hubris are nothing new but no iteration of the story has been told in quite this way.

Even the most hard-hearted viewer is likely to have an emotional reaction; this is as much a testimony to the way Cooper tells the tale as to the story itself.

For those who appreciate documentaries of this sort, it’s a reasonable candidate for theatrical viewing.