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The surprisingly intimate result is enjoyable in the moment but the mental footprint fades rather quickly.

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-07-31
MPAA Rating: "R" (War Violence)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: n/a

Peter Jackson’s assemblage of video and audio elements will likely be used for generations to come as the most accurate representation of what things were like.

Uses reliable science fiction/time travel/alien invasion tropes in ways that could be interesting but ultimately turn out to be regurgitations of stories we’ve seen before.

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-08-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Taylor Sheridan
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Finn Little, Aidan Gillen, Nicholas Hoult, Jon Bernthal, Medina Senghore, Jake Weber

Fundamentally, this is about the hunters and the hunted and, if you don’t look too deeply into the backstory, it works on that level.

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-09-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Nikole Beckwith
Cast: Ed Helms, Patti Harrison

Although not a romantic comedy (the central relationship is of a platonic nature), it has some of the rhythms one commonly associates with the genre.

Illustrates what happens when filmmakers take a moderately interesting premise and surround it with witless writing, cringe-inducing acting, stagnant action, humor-deprived comedy, and feckless drama.

Although it might seem odd to call a disaster film “low-key,” the label applies in this case.

The movie is both important in what it’s saying about freedom and democracy and enjoyable in its presentation of those themes.

Under ordinary circumstances, it would have been among a select group of “must see” releases during the summer of 2020. As things have turned out, it may be the only one.

More interested in applying non-standard cinematic tactics to enliven the facts rather than being enslaved by them.