Video Views Extra: New Review of an Older Movie
U.S. Home Release Date: 2023-02-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Director: John Boorman
Cast: Nigel Terry, Patrick Stewart, Liam Neeson, Katrine Boorman, Gabriel Byrne, Robert Addie, Paul Geoffrey, Cherie Lunghi, Nicholas Clay, Nicol Williamson, Helen Mirren, Ciaran Hinds
As good as it looks, the incomprehensible storytelling will maroon the viewer in the mists of Avalon.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2023-01-15
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Director: Tim Burton
Unevenly paced and narratively scattershot, it offers moments of entertainment but lacks cohesion and consistency.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2023-02-28
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Director: Kasi Lemmons
Cast: Naomi Ackie, Stanley Tucci, Ashton Sanders, Tamara Tunie, Nafessa Williams, Clarke Peters
A by-the-numbers chronicle of the rise and fall of Whitney Houston, the film struggles to find a reason to exist beyond providing an opportunity to listen to her music.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2023-02-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Racial Violence, Mental Illness, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Colin Firth, Toby Jones
Offers an appetizer of nostalgia for those who remember theaters during the early 1980s but the main course is not the easiest to digest, despite several strong performances.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2023-02-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Bullying, Drugs)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Gabriel LaBelle, Chloe East, Oakes Fegley, Sam Rechner, Judd Hirsch, Mateo Zoryon Francis-DeFord, Seth Rogen, Paul Dano, Michelle Williams, David Lynch
It probably will not go down as “Great Spielberg” or even “Very Good Spielberg” but represents a warm, enjoyable plunge into the 1950s and 1960s.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2023-02-07
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: Ryan Coogler
Cast: Tenoch Huerta, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman, Dominique Thorne, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
An overlong blockbuster in search of an editor and a series of impressive action sequences without a compelling narrative to connect them.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2023-01-31
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Cast: Taylor Russell, Timothee Chalamet, Mark Rylance, Andre Holland, Anna Cobb, Chloë Sevigny
Adding a dash of gore and an undercooked romance cannot save this meandering road trip movie from slipping into monotony and boredom.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2023-01-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Cast: David Harbour, Beverly D’Angelo, John Leguizamo, Cam Gigandet, Edi Patterson, Alex Hassell, Alexis Louder, Leah Brady, Mike Dopud
"Violent Night," the latest contribution to the Santa Claus legend, is better than it has a right to be but not as good as it could have been.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2023-01-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Implied Violence, Racial Epithets, Adult Themes)
Director: Chinonye Chukwu
Cast: Danielle Deadwyler, Jalyn Hall, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Patrick Thomas, John Douglas Thompson, Frankie Faison, Tosin Cole, Haley Bennett
Movie-going is not a civics assignment but "Till" is a sufficiently powerful motion picture that it offers more than a history lesson.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2023-01-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: Mark Mylod
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Hong Chau, Rob Yang, Mark St. Cyr, Arturo Castro, Judith Light, Reed Birney, Paul Adelstein, Janet McTeer, Aimee Carrero, John Leguizamo, Nicholas Hoult, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rebecca Koon
A dark satire that skewers privilege and eviscerates the famous and wealthy, this film from director Mark Mylod takes no prisoners.