Spiral
Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 2021-05-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Cast: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols

The "plot" is just an excuse to present long, lovingly-filmed instances of sadism and torture.

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2021-05-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Joe Wright
Cast: Amy Adams, Anthony Mackie, Jeanine Serralles, ...

An example of something that can work well on the written page but loses a lot when condensed and brought to the screen.

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2021-05-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Taylor Sheridan
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Finn Little, Aidan Gillen, ...

Fundamentally, this is about the hunters and the hunted and, if you don’t look too deeply into the backstory, it works on that level.

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Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2021-05-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Cast: Valene Kane, Shazad Latif, Christine Adams, Amir Rahimzadeh, Morgan Watkins, Emma Cater

Worth seeing for the story it tells, the tension it generates, and the glimpse of potential it offers for future productions employing the "screenlife" technique.

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2021-05-12
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity, Mature Themes)
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Director: Alexandre Aja
Cast: Melanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric

The bad aftertaste from the contrived conclusion diminishes the experience but doesn’t undo the prior 90 minutes of mystery and tension.

All the ingredients seem to be in place for a rollicking violent time but the elements don’t gel.

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2021-04-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Stefano Sollima
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Jodie Turner-Smith, Jamie Bell, Guy Pearce, Lauren London

For something based on a Clancy novel, it’s disappointingly lacking in the author’s trademark complexity and detail. This is pure disposable entertainment – nothing more, nothing less.

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2021-04-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Ben Sharrock
Cast: Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Kais Nashif

What starts out as an exercise in absurdist and surreal comedy turns into a serious examination of the artificial boundaries that divide humanity in the name of nationalism.

Slickly made but hollow, offering little to anyone who isn’t deeply invested in the franchise; it may be a good tie-in to the video game series but it’s a bad motion picture.

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2021-04-23
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Documentary
Director: Marily Agrelo
Cast: Joan Ganz Cooney, Jon Stone, Jim Henson, Joe Raposo, Norman Stiles

By employing nostalgia but not relying exclusively on its effects, the filmmakers are able to tell the story of how the TV program "Sesame Street" started.