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Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2023-01-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Song Kang-ho, Gang Dong-won, Bae Doona, Lee Ji-eun, Lee Joo-young, Im Seung-soo

Highlights a strength of filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda – the ability to find compelling truths underneath a veil of sentimentality.

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2023-01-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Mary Nighy
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Kaniehiio Horn, Wunmi Mosaku, Charlie Carrick

Although Anna Kendrick is the best thing about the movie, her contribution fails to elevate "Alice, Darling" to better than a streaming pick.

Run Time: 3:07
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-03-25
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: S.S. Rajamouli
Cast: N.T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt, Olivia Morris, Shriya Saran, Ray Stevenson, Alison Doody

By the time the 3-hour running time has expired, most viewers will be exhausted from the nonstop energy of the experience.

The things that work outweigh those that do not and the performance by Hanks is the glue that holds everything together.

Run Time: 2:25
U.S. Release Date: 2022-12-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Musical
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.

Without offering more than dialogue, "Women Talking" has difficulty sustaining itself for 104 minutes.

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2022-12-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Oliver Hermanus
Cast: Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Jamie Wilkes

"Living" is not quite as good as "Ikiru" (of which it is a remake), but it is a damn good re-interpretation.

The movie has an unfortunate trajectory where the story becomes less interesting as the running time increases. This is the classic definition of being “front-loaded.”

It is difficult to overstate how impressive and potentially game-changing this motion picture is. "The Way of Water" re-invents 3D, exceeding by an order of magnitude what Cameron did in 2009.

I can make a compelling case that this is the best version of Pinocchio to-date, and that includes the Disney classic.