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  • ‘Licorice Pizza’ (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Paul Thomas Anderson Written By: Paul Thomas Anderson Starring: Bradley Cooper, Skyler Gisondo, Sean Penn Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance Rated R for language, sexual material and some drug use. Gary Valentine is a 15 yr old who falls in love with 21 yr old Alana Kane in theContinue Reading

  • ‘West Side Story’ (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Steven Spielberg Written By: Tony Kushner, Arthur Laurents Starring: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical Rated: PG-13 for some strong violence, strong language, thematic content, suggestive material and brief smoking. An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and theContinue Reading

  • ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ (2021) Movie Review

    Directed By: Walt Becker Written By: Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Blaise Hemingway Starring: Darby Camp, Jack Whitehall, Izaac Wang Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family Rated PG for impolite humor, thematic elements and mild action What to say about an enourmous CGI Red dog with a heart of gold? Apparently not muchContinue Reading

  • ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Jason Reitman Written By: Gil Kenan, Jason Reitman, Dan Aykroyd Starring: Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon Genre: Comedy, Fantasy Rated PG-13 for supernatural action and some suggestive references Check out my review of ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ below on ABC4 Good Things Utah!Continue Reading

  • ‘King Richard’ (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Reinaldo Marcus Green Written By: Zach Baylin Starring: Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport Rated PG-13 for some violence, strong language, a sexual reference and brief drug references Check out my review either in the video below or on ABC4 Good Things Utah!Continue Reading

  • ‘The Power of the Dog’ (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Jane Campion Written By: Jane Campion, Thomas Savage Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons Genre: Drama, Romance, Western Rated R for brief sexual content/full nudity. Check out my review on my channel below or by checking out ABC Good Things Utah!Continue Reading

  • ‘Spencer’ (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Pablo Larraín Written By: Steven Knight Starring: Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall, Jack Nielen Genre: Biography, Drama Rated R for some language During her Christmas holidays with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, Diana Spencer, struggling with mental health problems, decides to end her decade-longContinue Reading

  • ‘Encanto’ (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith Written By: Jared Bush, Charise Castro Smith, Lin-Manuel Miranda Starring: Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo Genre: Family, Adventure, Comedy Rated PG for some thematic elements and mild peril. Check out my review of ‘Encanto’ with Gabriele from Film PosersContinue Reading

  • ‘Tick, Tick… BOOM!’ (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Lin-Manuel Miranda Written By: Steven Levenson, Jonathan Larson Starring: Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesus Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical Rated PG-13 for some strong language, some suggestive material and drug references Check out my review with Rachel from Rachel’s Reviews!Continue Reading

  • ‘Belfast’ (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Kenneth Branagh Written By: Kenneth Branagh Starring: Jude Hill, Lewis McAskie, Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan Genre: Drama Rated: PG-13 for some violence and strong language Check out my review with Rachel from Rachel’s reviews below!Continue Reading

  • ‘Titane’ (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Julia Ducournau Written By: Julia Ducournau, Jacques Akchoti, Simonetta Greggio Starring: Vincent Lindon, Agathe Rousselle, Garance Marillier Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi Rated: R for strong violence and disturbing material, graphic nudity, sexual content, and language ‘Titane’ is about a serial killer that infiltrates a family in order toContinue Reading

  • ‘Halloween Kills’ (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: David Gordon Green Written By: John Carpenter, Debra Hill, Scott Teems Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller Rated: R for strong bloody violence throughout, grisly images, language and some drug use Check out Halloween Kills review on ABC4 Good Things Utah byContinue Reading

  • ‘Antlers’ (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Scott Cooper Written By: Henry Chaisson, Nick Antosca, Scott Cooper Starring: Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery Rated: R for violence including gruesome images, and for language Check out my review of Antlers by clicking below on ABC4 Good Things Utah!Continue Reading

  • ‘Eternals’ (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Chloé Zhao Written By: Chloé Zhao, Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo Starring: Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kit Harrington, Kumail Nanjiani, Bryan Tyree Henry Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama Rated: PG-13 for fantasy violence and action, some language and brief sexuality. Check out my spoiler Free andContinue Reading

  • ‘Dune’ (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Denis Villeneuve Written By: Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama Rated: PG-13 for sequences of strong violence, some disturbing images and suggestive material ‘Dune’ is one of the most anticipated films ofContinue Reading

  • Blue Bayou (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Justin Chon Written By: Justin Chon Starring: Justin Chon, Alicia Vikander, Mark O’Brien Genre: Drama Rated: R for language throughout and some violence In ‘Blue Bayou’ Antonio LeBlanc (Chon), his wife Kathy (Alicia Vikander) and step-dad to their beloved daughter Jessie, face possible separation as they try toContinue Reading

  • ‘The Last Duel’ (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Sir Ridley Scott Written By: Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon Starring: Jodie Comer, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Adam Driver Genre: Action, Drama, History Rated: R for strong violence including sexual assault, sexual content, some graphic nudity, and language. ‘The Last Duel’ is based on the 2004 bookContinue Reading

  • Lamb (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Valdimar Jóhannsson Written By: SjónValdimar Jóhannsson Starring: Noomi Rapace, Hilmir Snær, GuðnasonBjörn, Hlynur Haraldsson Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery Rated: R for some bloody violent images and sexuality/nudity In ‘Lamb’, Farmers María (Noomi Rapace) and Ingvar (Hilmir Snær Guõnason) tend to their land and animals in a remote partContinue Reading

  • ‘The Addams Family 2’ ( 2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon Written By: Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Ben Queen Starring: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy Rated: PG for macabre and rude humor, violence and language ‘The Addams Family 2’ sends them on a road trip where Gomez attempts toContinue Reading

  • No Time To Die (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Cary Joji Fukunaga Written By: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Cary Joji Fukunaga Starring: Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Rami Malek Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller Rated: PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, brief strong language and some suggestive material. Daniel Craig has been James BondContinue Reading

  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Andy Serkis Written By: Kelly Marcel, Tom Hardy Starring: Tom Hardy, Stephen Graham, Woody Harrelson Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some strong language, disturbing material and suggestive references Tom Hardy is back as Venom and this time, there’s gonna beContinue Reading

  • The Many Saints of Newark (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Alan Taylor Written By: David Chase, Lawrence Konner Starring: Michael Gandolfini, Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal Genre: Crime, Drama Rated: R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexual content and some nudity. ‘The Sopranos’ has always been help up as one of the greatest shows ever created,Continue Reading

  • ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Michael Showalter Written By: Abe Sylvia, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato Starring: Andrew Garfield, Jessica Chastain, Vincent D’Onofrio Genre: Biography, Drama, History Rated: PG-13 for sexual content and drug abuse Jessica Chastain stars as Tammy Faye, famous wife of televangelist Jim Baker (played by Andrew Garfield). This is basedContinue Reading

  • ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Stephen Chbosky Written By: Steven Levenson Starring: Ben Platt, Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever, Amy Adams Genre: Drama, Musical Rated: PG-13 for thematic material involving suicide, brief strong language and some suggestive reference 2021 truly is the year of musicals. From ‘In The Heights’, ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’, toContinue Reading

  • The Guilty (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Antoine Fuqua Written By: Nic Pizzolatto, Gustav Möller, Emil Nygaard Albertsen Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Riley Keough, Peter Sarsgaard Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller Rated: R for language throughout. Based on the 2018 Danish film, ‘The Guilty’ stars Jake Gyllenhaal as an on-probation officer forced to do 911 dispatch duringContinue Reading

  • ‘Malignant’ (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: James Wan Written By: Ingrid Bisu, James Wan, Akela Cooper Starring: Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery Rated: R for strong horror violence and gruesome images, and for language. ‘Malignant’ came out a couple weeks ago, and it still sticks with me. With Utah,Continue Reading

  • ‘The Card Counter’ (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Paul Schrader Written By: Paul Schrader Starring: Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller Rated: R for some disturbing violence, graphic nudity, language and brief sexuality In ‘The Card Counter’, Oscar Isaac plays William Tell, an ex-military interrogator and unassuming amateur card counter. He hasContinue Reading

  • ‘He’s All That’ (2021) | Netflix Review

    Directed By: Mark Waters Written By: R. Lee Fleming Jr. Starring: Addison Rae, Tanner Buchanan, Madison Pettis Genre: Comedy, Romance Rated: TV-MA  for strong sexual content and language, and drug use. Check out my full review by playing the video below!Continue Reading

  • ‘Candyman’ (2021) | Movie Review

    Directed By: Nia DaCosta Written By: Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, Nia DaCosta Starring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett Genre: Horror, Thriller Rated: R for bloody horror violence, and language including some sexual references Check out my review by clicking the link below!Continue Reading

  • ‘Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed’ | Netflix Review

    Directed By: Joshua Rofé Starring: Bob Ross, Steve Ross Genre: Documentary Rated: This documentary is currently not rated. Check out my review by playing the video below!Continue Reading

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Patrick Beatty

Patrick Beatty is a film critic and creator of PatrickBeattyReviews.com and the Gaggle of Geeks Podcast network. Watch him Friday’s on ABC4 Good Things Utah talk about movies and follow all his work in the link below.