U.S. Release Date: 2018-12-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Cast: Tomasz Kot, Joanna Kulig
From its pristine black-and-white cinematography to the austere hopelessness of its doomed love story, "Cold War" is indeed cold.
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Director: Steven Caple Jr.
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Dolph Lundgren, Florian Munteanu, Russell Hornsby, Phylicia Rashad, Brigitte Nielsen
Mired in clichés with a narrative constrained by a bland and generic structure.
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Director: Marielle Heller
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Jane Curtain
McCarthy plays it straight, allowing her talent as an actress – often hidden under the dreck for which she draws big paychecks – to shine through.
U.S. Release Date: 2018-09-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity)
Director: Wash Westmoreland
Cast: Kiera Knightley, Dominic West, Fiona Shaw, Eleanor Tomlinson, Aiysha Hart, Denise Gough, Robert Pugh
An engaging, inspirational tale with Kiera Knightley’s performance lending her particular brand of vivacity to the lead character.
U.S. Release Date: 2018-08-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Director: Jon M. Chu
Cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Sonoya Mizuno
Although the humor is variable, the romance is consistent and that allows the film to go down smoothly even if it takes an inordinately long time to do so.
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-04
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Horror
Director: Julius Onah
Cast: Gugu Mbataha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Bruhl, John Ortiz, Chris O’Dowd, Aksel Hennie, Zhang Ziyi, Elizabeth Debicki, Roger Davies
A kluge of bad science and worse science fiction clichés, it tries to be atmospheric and scary but succeeds only at being frustrating and tedious.
U.S. Release Date: 2018-01-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Cast: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern, Jonathan Banks
"The Commuter" delivers exactly what’s advertised – a turn-off-the-brain action film starring Liam Neeson that doesn’t moralize or overplay its hand.