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Run Time: 1:29
U.S. Release Date: 2020-05-29
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Andrew Patterson
Cast: Sierra McCormick, Jake Horowitz

Works not because of anything surprising in the story but because the filmmakers have paid such attention to the way in which it is crafted that it unfolds effortlessly and with great panache.

A re-imagination of the 1983 film for a generation raised on Baz Luhrmann films and "Glee."

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-05-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Horror
Director: Lorcan Finnegan
Cast: Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg

A dark and challenging film and those searching for escapist fare might find that "Vivarium" is a little too intense for comfort.

Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Release Date: 2018-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Adam McKay
Cast: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Alison Pill, Eddie Marsan, Lily Rabe, Tyler Perry

There’s nothing surprising or especially interesting - anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of politics will find the terrain familiar and a little stale.

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2018-12-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Violence, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Drama
Director: Brady Corbet
Cast: Natalie Portman, Raffey Cassidy, Jude Law, Jennifer Ehle, Stacy Martin

A dead-on portrait of a lost soul who may never quite find herself but who makes an uneasy peace with what the world has made of her.

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Cast: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate

To the extent that "Venom" works, it’s as a comedy not an action/adventure superhero film.

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2018-06-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Adult Themes, Drugs)
Genre: Drama
Director: Salia Kariat
Cast: Alyy Khan, Suchitra Pillai, Agneeta Thacker, Salma Khan, Jake T. Austin

With solid performances and a sensitive screenplay, "The Valley" offers a window overlooking a heartbreakingly common situation whose signs remain elusive.

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2015-06-15
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Javier Fuentes-Leon
Cast: Salvador del Solar, Lucho Caceres, Vanessa Saba, Angie Cepeda

The film’s nihilistic last act will leave some viewers cold but, from a pure storytelling perspective, the movie engages throughout.

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2017-09-29
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Olivia Williams, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Tim Pigott-Smith, Adeel Akhtar

Frears hasn’t just made an historical recreation; he has made a movie containing a message with universal implications.

Run Time: 2:17
U.S. Release Date: 2017-07-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Luc Besson
Cast: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke

On a purely visual level, "Valerian" is a top contender, but as a complete motion picture experience, it falls considerably short.