Category: Film Reviews

Review: Contact (1997)

Contact

Rating

Director

Robert Zemeckis

Screenplay

James V. Hart, Michael Goldberg (Novel by Carl Sagan)

Length

150 min.

Starring

Jodie Foster, Tom Skerritt, William Fichtner, Geoffrey Blake, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, Angela Bassett, Jena Malone, Rob Lowe, Jake Busey, John Hurt

MPAA Rating

PG for some intense action, mild language and a scene of sensuality
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Review: Toy Story 4 (2019)

Toy Story 4

Rating

Director

Josh Cooley

Screenplay

Screenplay: Andrew Stanton, Stephany Folsom; Story: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Josh Cooley, Valerie LaPointe, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Martin Hynes, Stephany Folsom

Length

1h 40m

Starring

Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Madeleine McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan, Joan Cusack, Bonnie Hunt, Kristen Schaal, Emily Davis, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Blake Clark, June Squibb, Carl Weathers, Lila Sage Bromley, Dom Rickles (Archive), Estell Harris

MPAA Rating

G

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Review: Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)

Spider-Man: Far from Home

Rating

Director

Jon Watts

Screenplay

Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers

Length

2h 9m

Starring

Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Angourie Rice, Remi Hii, Martin Starr, JB Smoove, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Cobie Smulders, Numan Acar

MPAA Rating

PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, some language and brief suggestive comments

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Review: Moonlight (2016)

Moonlight

Rating

Director

Barry Jenkins

Screenplay

Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney

Length

111 min.

Starring

Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Jaden Piner, Jharrel Jerome, Andre Holland, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris

MPAA Rating

R for some sexuality, drug use, brief violence, and language throughout

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Review: Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Nocturnal Animals

Rating

Director

Tom Ford

Screenplay

Tom Ford (Novel: Austin Wright)

Length

116 min.

Starring

Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Ellie Bamber, Armie Hammer, Karl Glusman, Robert Aramayo, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Sheen, India Menuez, Imogen Waterhouse, Jena Malone

MPAA Rating

R for violence, menace, graphic nudity, and language

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Review: Passengers (2016)

Passengers

Rating

Director

Morten Tyldum

Screenplay

Jon Spaihts

Length

1h 56m

Starring

Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Julee Cerda

MPAA Rating

PG-13 for sexuality, nudity and action/peril

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Review: Bad Moms (2016)

Bad Moms

Rating

Director

Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

Screenplay

Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

Length

1h 40m

Starring

Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Annie Mumolo, Jada Pinkett Smith, Oona Laurence, Emjay Anthony, Clark Duke, Jay Hernandez, Wendell Pierce, Leah McKendrick, Megan Ferguson, Lyle Brocato, Wanda Sykes, Cade Cooksey, JJ Watt,

MPAA Rating

R for sexual material, full frontal nudity, language throughout, and drug and alcohol content

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Review: Jackie (2016)

Jackie

Rating

Director

Pablo Larraín

Screenplay

Noah Oppenheim

Length

100 min.

Starring

Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, Richard E. Grant, Caspar Phillipson, Beth Grant, John Carroll Lynch, Max Casella

MPAA Rating

R for brief strong violence and some language

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Review: Dark Phoenix (2019)

Dark Phoenix

Rating

Director

Simon Kinberg

Screenplay

Simon Kinberg

Length

1h 53m

Starring

James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jessica Chastain, Scott Sheperd, Ato Essandoh, Brian d’Arcy James,

MPAA Rating

PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action including some gunplay, disturbing images, and brief strong language

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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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