Category: Film Reviews

Review: Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Avengers: Endgame

Rating

Director

Anthony & Joe Russo

Screenplay

Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

Length

3h 1m

Starring

Almost everyone who’s ever been in a Marvel movie except Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, and a few others…

MPAA Rating

PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and some language

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Review: First Man (2018)

First Man

Rating

Director

Damien Chazelle

Screenplay

Josh Singer (Book: James R. Hansen)

Length

2h 21m

Starring

Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Patrick Fugit, Christopher Scott, Ciaran Hinds, Olivia Hamilton, Pablo Schreiber, Shea Whigham, Lukas Haas, Ethan Embry, Brian d’Arcy James, Cory Michael Smith, Kris Swanberg

MPAA Rating

PG-13 for some thematic content involving peril, and brief strong language

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Review: If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

If Beale Street Could Talk

Rating

Director

Barry Jenkins

Screenplay

Barry Jenkins (Novel: James Baldwin)

Length

1h 59m

Starring

KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Aunjanue Ellis, Ebony Obsidian, Dominique Thorne, Diego Luna, Finn Wittrock, Ed Skrein, Emily Rios, Pedro Pascal, Brian Tyree Henry, Dave Franco

MPAA Rating

R for language and some sexual content.

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Review: Green Book (2018)

Green Book

Rating

Director

Peter Farrelly

Screenplay

Nick Villelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly

Length

2h 10m

Starring

Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco, Dimiter D. Marinov, Mike Hatton

MPAA Rating

PG-13 for thematic content, language including racial epithets, smoking, some violence and suggestive material

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Review: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Bohemian Rhapsody

Rating

Director

Bryan Singer

Screenplay

Anthony McCarten, Peter Morgan

Length

2h 14m

Starring

Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilyn Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Archie Leech, Tom Hollander, Mike Myers, Aaron McCusker, Maneka Das, Ace Bhatti, Priya Blackburn, Dermot Murphy

MPAA Rating

PG-13 for thematic elements, suggestive material, drug content and language

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Review: At Eternity’s Gate (2018)

At Eternity’s Gate

Rating

Director

Julian Schanbel

Screenplay

Jean-Claude Carriere, Julian Schnabel, Louise Kugelberg

Length

1h 51m

Starring

Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen, Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Niels Arestrup

MPAA Rating

PG-13 for some thematic content

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Review: Vice (2018)

Vice

Rating

Director

Adam McKay

Screenplay

Adam McKay

Length

2h 12m

Starring

Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Alison Pill, Eddie Marsan, Justin Kirk, LisaGay Hamilton, Jesse Plemons, Bill Camp, Don McManus, Lily Rabe, Shea Whigham, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Tyler Perry

MPAA Rating

R for language and some violent images

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Review: Captain Marvel (2019)

Captain Marvel

Rating

Director

Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

Screenplay

Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Nicole Perlman, Meg LeFauve

Length

2h 3m

Starring

Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, Annette Bening, Lashana Lynch, Clark Gregg, Rune Temte, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Chuku Modu, Matthew Maher, Akira Akbar

MPAA Rating

PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive language

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Review: Bumblebee (2018)

Bumblebee

Rating

Director

Travis Knight

Screenplay

Christina Hodson

Length

1h 54m

Starring

Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Cena, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon, Stephen Schneider, Ricardo Hoyos, John Ortiz, Glynn Turman, Len Cariou

MPAA Rating

PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action violence

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Review: Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

Mary Queen of Scots

Rating

Director

Josie Rourke

Screenplay

Beau Willimon (Book: John Guy)

Length

2h 4m

Starring

Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Guy Pearce, David Tennant, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, Gemma Chan, Martin Compston, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Brendan Coyle, Ian Hart, Adrian Lester, James McArdle

MPAA Rating

R for some violence/bloody images and sexuality including rape

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Review: Aquaman (2018)

Aquaman

Rating

Director

James Wan

Screenplay

David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Will Beall, Geoff Johnson, James Wan

Length

2h 23m

Starring

Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, Ludi Lin, Michael Beach, Randall Park, Graham McTavish, Leigh Whannell

MPAA Rating

PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language

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Review: The 2018 Oscar-Nominated Shorts (2019)

The 2018 Oscar-Nominated Shorts

Rating

See Below

Director

David Fine, Alison Snowden (Animal Behavior); Domee Shi (Bao); Louise Bagnall (Late Afternoon); Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas (One Small Step); Trevor Jimenez (Weekends); Vincent Lambe (Detainment); Jeremy Comte (Fauve); Marianne Farley (Marguerite); Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Mother); Guy Nattiv (Skin)

Screenplay

Alison Snowden, David Fine (Animal Behavior); Domee Shi (Bao); Louise Bagnall (Late Afternoon); Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas, Shaofu Zhang (One Small Step); Trevor Jimenez (Weekends); Vincent Lambe (Detainment); Jeremy Comte (Fauve); Marianne Farley (Marguerite); Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Mother); Sharon Maymon, Guy Nattiv (Skin)

Length

14 min. (Animal Behavior); 8 min (Bao); 10 min. (Late Afternoon); 8 min. (One Small Step); 16 min. (Weekends); 30 min. (Detainment); 17 min. (Fauve); 19 min. (Marguerite); 19 min. (Mother); 20 min. (Skin)

Starring

Ryan Beil, Taz Van Rassel, Leah Juel, Andrea Libman, Toby Berner, James Kirk, Alison Snowden (Animal Behavior); Louise Bagnall, Fionnula Flanagan, Aislin Konings Ferrari, Michael McGrath, Niamh Moyles, Caoimhe Ni Bhradaigh, Lucy O’COnnell (Late Afternoon); Ely Solan, Leon Hughes, Will O’Connell, David Ryan, Tara Breathnach, Morgan C. Jones, Brian Fortune, Kathy Monahan, Killian Sheridan, Martin Phillips, Caleb Mason, Barbara Adair, Julie Lockey, Helen Roche, Tom Pigot (Detainment); Felix Grenier, Alexandre Perreault, Louise Bombardier (Fauve); Beatrice Picard, Sandrine Bisson (Marguerite); Marta Nieto, Blanca Apilanez, Alvaro Balas, Miriam Correa (Mother); JOhnse Allende Jr., Zeus Campbell, Lonnie Chavis, Jared Day, Sam Dillon, Shelley Francisco, Maliq Johnson, Ronnie Tyrone Lee, Danielle Macdonald, David Maloney, Jahdai Pickett, Katie Ryan, Jackson Robert Scott, Ashley Thomas, Jonathan Tucker (Skin)

MPAA Rating

N/A

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Review: BlacKkKlansman (2018)

BlacKkKlansman

Rating

Director

Spike Lee

Screenplay

Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee

Length

2h 15m

Starring

John David Washington, Adam Driver, Robert John Burke, Brian Tarantina, Arthur Nascarella, Ken Garito, Frederick Weller, Michael Joseph Buscemi, Laura Harrier, Damaris Lewis, Ato Blankson-Wood, Corey Hawkins, Dared Wright, Faron Salisbury, Ryan Eggold, Jasper Paakkonen, Paul Walter Hauser, Topher Grace, Alec Baldwin

MPAA Rating

R for language throughout, including racial epithets, and for disturbing/violent material and some sexual references

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Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Rating

Director

Bob Perischetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

Screenplay

Phil Lord, Rodney Rothman

Length

1h 57m

Starring

Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Velex, Zoe Kravitz, John Mulaney, Imiko Glenn, Nicolas Cage, Kathryn Hahn, Liev Schreiber, Chris Pine, Natalie Morales

MPAA Rating

PG for frenetic sequences of animated action violence, thematic elements, and mild language

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Review: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald

Rating

Director

David Yates

Screenplay

J.K. Rowling

Length

2h 14m

Starring

Eddie Redmayne, Dan Fogler, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, Zoe Kravitz, Callum Turner, Ezra Miller, Claudia Kim

MPAA Rating

PG-13 for some sequences of fantasy action

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