A series of onscreen statistics at the end of “Traffik” (Lionsgate) are meant to alert viewers to the extent of the very grave real-world problem of human trafficking with which the film deals.
Strong pro-life values are embedded in the towering, richly complex Marvel Comics-based adventure “Avengers: Infinity War” (Disney).
In “I Feel Pretty” (STX), the latest Amy Schumer comedy, a tumble during a Soul Cycle workout gives her out-of-shape character the reverse of body dysmorphic disorder. Thus she sees herself as slim, beautiful and perfect — and this supercharges her self-esteem, transforming her romantic life and her career.
According to William Friedkin, director and narrator of “The Devil and Father Amorth” (The Orchard), his brief, mostly straightforward documentary includes just such a novelty: the first authorized footage of a Catholic exorcism.
Every word matters in “Beirut” (Bleecker Street), an espionage thriller set in 1982 during the Lebanese civil war.
Those looking for a film that seriously engages with the human condition or advances the art of cinema will not find what they’re looking for in “Rampage” (Warner Bros.).
There’s little authenticity or audacity to be found in the dull thriller “Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare” (Universal).
“The Heart of Nuba” (Abramorama), an uplifting documentary directed by Kenneth Carlson and executive produced by Maria Shriver, tells a story that is, by turns, wonderful and horrifying.
The compact, stylish horror film “A Quiet Place” (Paramount) might be a parable about resisting tyranny.
Contemporary society’s misguided outlook on sex, from which all regard for the Gospel virtue of chastity has seemingly been banished, permeates the low comedy “Blockers” (Universal).