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Montana Story

Montana Story is textbook Sundance fare

Coming to grips with the past is the centerpiece of Bleecker Street’s family drama Montana Story. Writing and directing duo Scott McGehee and David Siegel collaborate again for the film, which I must warn viewers is a slow-moving drama.

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High flying

High flying fun in Everything Everywhere All at Once

The multiverse takes a different angle in Everything Everywhere All at Once from A24. Michelle Yeoh top lines the film and portrays Evelyn Quan Wang, an exhausted Chinese American woman who cannot seem to finish her taxes. Her marriage to Waymond (Ke Huy Quan) is on the rocks, and she is having trouble accepting her daughter Joy’s (Stephanie Hsu) same-sex relationship.

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Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is a fun sequel

Boundaries and bonds are put to the test in a gritty crime-thriller drama about family, morality, and redemption. Omar Epps leads an impressive cast for writer/director Charles Murray’s latest The Devil You Know from Lionsgate.

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Ambulance

Michael Bay returns to form with Ambulance

Flashy director Michael Bay makes a return to the big screen in the white-knuckle thriller Ambulance from Universal Pictures. Decorated veteran Will Sharp (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), desperate for money to cover his wife’s medical bills, asks for help from the one person he knows he should not–his adoptive brother Danny (Jake Gyllenhaal). A charismatic career criminal, Danny instead offers him a job for the biggest bank heist in Los Angeles history: $32 million.

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The Long Night

The Long Night is easily of 2022’s worst

Director Rich Ragsdale reunites with Ghost House star Scout Taylor-Compton for another horror film in The Long Night from Vertical Entertainment. While searching for the parents she is never known, New York transplant Grace (Scout Taylor-Compton) returns to her childhood southern stomping grounds with her boyfriend Jack (Nolan Gerard Funk) to investigate a promising lead on her family’s whereabouts.

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Dog

Channing Tatum excels in the enjoyable Dog

Channing Tatum returns to the big screen for a crowd-pleasing gem in Dog from United Artists Releasing. In addition to starring in the film, Tatum co-directs with Reid Carolin as both men make their respective feature directorial debut.

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Uncharted

Uncharted swings away from video game movie curse

Ruben Fleischer directs Tom Holland as he swings into his latest franchise with Uncharted from Sony Pictures. An adaptation of the same-titled best-selling video game franchise, Uncharted introduces us to street-smart thief Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) as seasoned treasure hunter Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) to recover a fortune lost by Ferdinand Magellan 500 years ago recruits him.

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