A Simple Plan

    Release Date: January 22, 1999 Runtime: 121 minutes Rating: R Studio: Paramount Pictures Director: Sam Raimi Cast: Bill Paxton; Billy Bob Thornton; Bridget Fonda; Brent Briscoe; Gary Cole; Chelcie Ross; Becky Ann Baker; Jack Walsh This is one of those “What would you do?” movies (another example would be Indecent Proposal, though this

Let’s Scare Jessica to Death

    Release Date: August 27, 1971 Runtime: 89 minutes Rating: PG-13 Studio: Paramount Pictures Director: John Hancock Cast: Zohra Lampert; Barton Heyman; Kevin O’Connor; Gretchen Corbett; Alan Manson; Mariclare Costello This low-key quickie hearkens back to a sort of golden age for low-budget chillers. While not as gruesome as some of its contemporaries (Texas

Wonder Woman

    Release Date: June 2, 2017 Runtime: 141 minutes Rating: PG-13 Studio: Warner Bros. Director: Patty Jenkins Cast: Gal Gadot; Chris Pine; Connie Nielsen; Robin Wright; Danny Huston; David Thewlis; Saïd Taghmaoui; Ewen Bremner All hail Wonder Woman!! After decades of development hell, the grand dame of DC Comics finally gets her own standalone

Jackie

    Release Date: December 2, 2016 Runtime: 100 minutes Rating: R Studio: Fox Searchlight Director: Pablo Larraín Cast: Natalie Portman; Peter Sarsgaard; Greta Gerwig; Billy Crudup; John Hurt; John Carroll Lynch; Max Casella Natalie Portman disappears into Camelot with her astonishing portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy in “Jackie.” Portman, director Pablo Larraín and screenwriter Noah

The 4th Man

    Release Date: March 24, 1983 Runtime: 102 minutes Rating: Unrated (closer to R) Studio: International Spectrafilm / Anchor Bay Entertainment Director: Paul Verhoeven Cast: Jeroen Krabbé; Renée Soutendijk; Thom Hoffman; Dolf de Vries; Geert de Jong It’s only fitting that a movie review site called The 4th Reel review a movie called “The

American Pastoral

    Release Date: October 28, 2016 Runtime: 126 minutes Rating: R Studio: Lionsgate Director: Ewan McGregor Cast: Ewan McGregor; Jennifer Connelly; Dakota Fanning; David Straithairn; Peter Riegert; Molly Parker; Uzo Aduba; Rupert Evans An “A” for effort for Ewan McGregor in his directorial debut. Boasting an impressive cast including McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning,

Elle

Screened at the New York Film Festival – October 15, 2016     Release Date: November 11, 2016 (US) Runtime: 130 minutes Rating: R Studio: Sony Pictures Classics Director: Paul Verhoeven Cast: Isabelle Huppert; Laurent Lafitte; Anne Consigny; Charles Berling; Virginie Efira; Judith Magre; Christian Berkel; Jonas Bloquet Paul Verhoeven’s first feature in 10 years

Sully

    Release Date: September 9, 2016 Runtime: 96 minutes Rating: PG-13 Studio: Warner Bros. Director: Clint Eastwood Cast: Tom Hanks; Aaron Eckhart; Laura Linney; Mike O’Malley; Anna Gunn; Jamey Sheridan Hero worship doesn’t get much more blatant, or for that matter, more entertaining than “Sully,” Clint Eastwood’s dramatization of the Miracle on the Hudson

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

    Release Date: July 22, 2016 Runtime: 90 minutes Rating: R Studio: Fox Searchlight Director: Mandie Fletcher Cast: Jennifer Saunders; Joanna Lumley; Jane Horrocks; Julia Sawalha; June Whitfield; Chris Colfer; Celia Imrie; Kathy Burke This movie is a love letter to the fans, plain and simple. While it is possible to enjoy the madness