The Girl on the Train
Starring: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Luke Evans, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Allison Janney
Directed by: Tate Taylor
Plot: From the train she takes to work every day, Rachel fantasizes about a seemingly perfect couple she sees along the way but she sees something shocking one morning and gets tangled up in a mystery.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 45%
Critic Consensus: “Emily Blunt’s outstanding performance isn’t enough to keep The Girl on the Train from sliding sluggishly into exploitative melodrama”
The Birth of A Nation
Starring: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, Mark Boone Jr, Colman Domingo
Directed by: Nate Parker
Plot: Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the 1830s decides he’s seen enough atrocities committed against himself and his fellow slaves and leads a rebellion against the Southern slave owners.
RT Freshness: 78%
Critic Consensus: “The Birth of a Nation overpowers its narrative flaws and uneven execution through sheer conviction, rising on Nate Parker’s assured direction and the strength of its vital message”
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
Starring: Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle, Andrew Daly, Adam Pally, Thomas Barbusca
Directed by: Steve Carr
Plot: Middle schooler Rafe has had enough with his schools oppressive Codes of Conduct and schemes with his best friend Leo to break every rule on that list during the school year.
RT Freshness: 71%
Critic Consensus: N/A