Category: Film Reviews

Review: Booksmart (2019)

Booksmart

Rating

Director

Olivia Wilde

Screenplay

Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, Katie Silberman

Length

1h 42min

Starring

Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Victoria Ruesga, Mason Gooding, Skyler Gisondo, Diana Silvers, Molly Gordon, Billie Lourd, Eduardo Franco, Nico Hiraga, Austin Crute, Noah Galvin, Mike O’Brien

MPAA Rating

R for strong sexual content and language throughout, drug use and drinking – all involving teens

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Review: Hustlers (2019)

Hustlers

Rating

Director

Lorene Scafaria

Screenplay

Lorene Scafaria (Magazine Article: Jessica Pressler)

Length

1h 50m

Starring

Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Mette Towley, Wai Ching Ho, Emma Batiz, Vanessa Aspillaga, Jay Oakerson, Trace Lysette, Marcy Richardson, Keke Palmer, Mercedes Ruehl, Lili Reinhart, G-Eazy, Cardi B, Lizzo

MPAA Rating

R for pervasive sexual material, drug content, language and nudity.

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Review: The Lighthouse (2019)

The Lighthouse

Rating

Director

Robert Eggers

Screenplay

Max Eggers, Robert Eggers

Length

1h 49m

Starring

Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman

MPAA Rating

R for sexual content, nudity, violence, disturbing images, and some language.

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Review: Us (2019)

Us

Rating

Director

Jordan Peele

Screenplay

Jordan Peele

Length

1h 56m

Starring

Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Anna Diop, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon, Maddison Curry, Ashley McKoy

MPAA Rating

R for violence/terror, and language

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Review: The Farewell (2019)

The Farewell

Rating

Director

Lulu Wang

Screenplay

Lulu Wang

Length

1h 40m

Starring

Awkwafina, Shuzhen Zhao, X Mayo, Lu Hong, Lin Hong, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Yang Xuejian, Becca Khalil, Jiang Yongbo, Chen Han, Aoi Mizuhara, Li Xiang, Liu Hongli, Zhang Shiming, Zhang Jing, Liu Jinhang

MPAA Rating

PG for thematic material, brief language and some smoking,

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Review: Waves (2019)

Waves

Rating

Director

Trey Edward Shults

Screenplay

Trey Edward Shults

Length

2h 15m

Starring

Taylor Russell, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Alexa Demie, Renée Elise GOldsberry, Sterling K. Brown, Clifton Collins Jr., Lucas Hedges

MPAA Rating

R for language throughout, drug and alcohol use, some sexual content and brief violence-all involving teens

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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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