Promising Young Woman – #MeToo-themed thriller – theaters – 3 1/2 stars
Nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be — she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs from the past. Read More
Director: Emerald Fennell
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Laverne Cox
News of the World – Tom Hanks Western drama – theaters – 3 1/2 stars
Five years after the end of the Civil War, Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd crosses paths with a 10-year-old girl taken by the Kiowa people. Forced to return to her aunt and uncle, Kidd agrees to escort the child across the harsh and unforgiving plains of Texas. However, the long journey soon turns into a fight for survival as the traveling companions encounter danger at every turn — both human and natural. Read More
Director: Paul Greengrass
Starring: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Marvel, Ray McKinnon
Soul – Pixar jazz-and-death adventure – Disney+ – 3 1/2 stars
Joe is a middle-school band teacher whose life hasn’t quite gone the way he expected. His true passion is jazz — and he’s good. But when he travels to another realm to help someone find their passion, he soon discovers what it means to have soul. Read More
Directors: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton
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