Under ordinary circumstances, it would have been among a select group of “must see” releases during the summer of 2020. As things have turned out, it may be the only one.

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2020-09-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Roger Michell
Cast: Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill, Kate Winslet, ...

Too little about the film feels like real life and who wants a fantasy film that’s such a relentless downer?

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2020-09-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: William Olsson
Cast: Alexandra Daddario, Takehiro Hira, Carice van Houten, ...

The film suffers from an overly-familiar narrative – other films have told with greater power similar stories of lost, self-destructive souls.

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"Twilight Zone" elements aside, the movie never loses sight of its twin objectives: maintain suspense and emphasize a message about the enduring, pernicious power of racism.

Geraldine Viswanathan is the reason to see this by-the-numbers rom-com.

Run Time: 2:14
U.S. Release Date: 2020-09-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Charlie Kaufman
Cast: Jessie Buckley, Jesse Plemons, Toni Collette, David Thewlis, Guy Boyd

Kaufman once again reminds us that, without someone to shape the writer’s constructs, we’re destined to become stuck in a frustrating morass of eccentricity and self-indulgence.

Run Time: 1:29
U.S. Release Date: 2020-08-28
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Drugs)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Ninian Doff
Cast: Lewis Gribben, Rian Gordon, Viraj Juneja, Samuel Bottomley, Jonathan Aris, Eddie Izzard, Georgie Glen

Doff announces himself as a talent to be reckoned with and his feature debut seems destined for admission into the cult classic hall of fame.

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2020-09-04
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Adventure
Director: Niki Caro
Cast: Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Gong Li, Jet Li, Jason Scott Lee, Yonson An, Tzi Ma, Rosalind Chao

An engaging adventure that represents not only an effective retelling of the 1998 film but the best of the studio’s animated-to-live action reconstructions.

Silly, dumb, and completely nonsensical – exactly what one could reasonably expect from the movie and what the fans (given a choice) would demand.

By taking a different road, Iannucci has provided something that captures the essence of "David Copperfield" without being constrained by every detail.