Admit One 1/11

If Beale Street Could Talk

Starring: Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Brian Tyree Henry

Directed by: Barry Jenkins

Plot: A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 95%

Critic Consensus: “If Beale Street Could Talk honors its source material with a beautifully filmed adaptation that finds director Barry Jenkins further strengthening his visual and narrative craft”

The Upside

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, Aja Naomi King, Tate Donovan

Directed by: Neil Burger

Plot: A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who’s hired to help him.

RT Freshness: 30%

Critic Consensus: “Preachy, manipulative, and frustratingly clichéd, The Upside showcases Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart’s chemistry without ever taking full advantage of it”

A Dog’s Way Home

Starring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Edward James Olmos, Ashley Judd, Barry Watson, Alexandra Shipp, Wes Studi

Directed by: Charles Martin Smith

Plot: A dog travels 400 miles in search of her owner.

RT Freshness: 69%

Critic Consensus: N/A

Replicas

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve, Thomas Middleditch, John Ortiz, Emily Alyn Lind, Emjay Anthony

Directed by: Jeffrey Nachmanoff

Plot: A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

On the Basis of Sex

Starrring: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates, Sam Waterson, Jack Reynor

Directed by: Mimi Leder

Plot: The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and what she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

RT Freshness: 71%

Critic Consensus: “On the Basis of Sex is nowhere near as groundbreaking as its real-life subject, but her extraordinary life makes a solid case for itself as an inspirational, well-acted biopic”

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