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Batman: The Killing Joke

Those whose only exposure to the Marvel and DC superheroes has come through the various live-action films that have been made over the last 40+ years may be unaware that a second, entirely separate series of animated productions have thrived (...

Run Time: 1:17
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-01-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Animated
Director: Sam Liu
Cast: Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Tara Strong, ...
One Night in Miami

By some accounts, the event forming the basis of One Night in Miami may have happened. If it did, however, nothing is known about what was said when four black icons of the 20th century gathered following the unexpected boxing victory of Cassi...

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Regina King
Cast: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, ...
Pieces of a Woman

The filmmakers responsible for Pieces of a Woman tout its honest, life-affirming qualities. While no one would debate the former, it’s necessary to come through the narrative’s gauntlet to achieve the latter. This is an emotionally wrenchi...

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Drama
Director: Kornel Mundruczo
Cast: Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Ellen Burstyn, ...
Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman, the auspicious, audacious debut feature of writer/actress-turned-director Emerald Fennell (she played Camilla Parker-Bowles in “The Crown”), defies classification. Is it a dark comedy with thriller overtones? Is it a...

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Violence, Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: Thriller/Comedy
Director: Emerald Fennell
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, ...
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

With a standout final performance by Chadwick Boseman and equally arresting work by Viola Davis in the title role, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom gets the year’s award for least-likely title to vie for a ton of Oscar attention. Adapted from the ...

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: George C. Wolfe
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Glynn Turman, ...
Let Them All Talk

How to describe Steven Soderbergh’s Let Them All Talk? The second major movie in 25 years set almost entirely aboard an ocean liner making transatlantic crossing? An Agatha Christie mystery without the mystery? An opportunity to remember how...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-11
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Meryl Streep, Dianne Wiest, Candice Bergen, ...
Wander Darkly

There are countless ways a motion picture can address themes of loss and grief. While one can at least give Tara Miele’s Wander Darkly props for trying something different, the film’s success is questionable at best. In trying to blend a T...

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-11
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama/Mystery
Director: Tara Miele
Cast: Sienna Miller, Diego Luna, Beth Grant
Sound of Metal

Sound of Metal, a 2019 Belgian-American drama from director Darius Marder, achieves its life-affirming aim in such a way that it never feels cloying or preachy. Featuring a forceful central performance by Riz Ahmed (best-known as either one of...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Darius Marder
Cast: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, ...
Nomadland

To find Nomadland, all one has to do is locate the place where the documentary intersects with the feature film. Based on the non-fiction book by Jessica Bruder, writer/director/editor Chloe Zhao has added form and texture by presenting this j...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Chloe Zhao
Cast: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, ...
Mank

Mank is David Fincher’s exploration of the trials and tribulations surrounding the writing of Citizen Kane as seen through the eyes of screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman). Filmed in glorious black-and-white with copious postproducti...

Run Time: 2:11
U.S. Release Date: 2020-11-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, ...