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Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 2021-07-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Edson Oda
Cast: Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz, Benedict Wong, Tony Hale, Bill Skarsgard, Arianna Ortiz, David Rysdahl

"Nine Days" is a pure allegory; the film works as an extended philosophical rumination but fails as a story.

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-09-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profantiy)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Cate Shortland
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour, Ray Winstone, O-T Fagbenle, William Hurt

With a paint-by-numbers storyline and lackluster villain, the chief pleasures come from Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, and David Harbour.

Krasinski makes the most out of the meager material - the story, limited though it may be, moves like a juggernaut, gaining momentum as it rolls downhill.

It’s the words of the men and women giving their “final account” that makes the movie sufficiently important to warrant viewing.

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2021-04-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Ben Sharrock
Cast: Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Kais Nashif

What starts out as an exercise in absurdist and surreal comedy turns into a serious examination of the artificial boundaries that divide humanity in the name of nationalism.

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-06-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Dominic Cooke
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Angus Wright, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley

A sometimes-riveting old-fashioned spy thriller that is occasionally reminiscent of the fictional works of John Le Carre and Len Deighton.

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-05-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Florian Zeller
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, Mark Gatiss, Olivia Williams

An excellent movie but not a lot of fun to watch, especially for those with first-hand experience in this area.

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-05-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Adult Themes, Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Lee Isaac Chung
Cast: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, Will Patton, Yuh-jung Youn

Although the characters are “foreign,” they seem familiar.

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2021-01-29
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Brief Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Simon Stone
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan, Archie Barnes, Lily James, Ben Chaplin, Johnny Flynn, Ken Stott, Monica Dolan

Feels like a condensed version of a story that, given more time to breathe, might have been fascinating and emotionally effective.

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 2021-01-07
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Documentary
Director: Bryan Fogel
Cast: Jamal Khashoggi, Mohammed Bin Salman, Hatice Cengiz, Omar Abdulaziz

Although there is a fair amount of regurgitation of the news story, "The Dissident" offers sufficient new material to justify its existence.