The traditionally busy Thanksgiving weekend features a full slate of Disney animation, historical drama, a psychological thriller and a feel-good documentary.
(pictured) may stick to a musical formula in its story of a Polynesia girl's hero journey, but there's a reason that formula works. Nocturnal Animals
finds writer/director Tom Ford crafting a dark, stylish story that at times feels more interested in a thesis than in its characters. Rules Don't Apply
mixes several different story ideas—circling around eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes circa 1959-1964—in a way that never comes together.
Eric D. Snider raves about the documentary story of a Mongolian girl and her supportive parents bucking tradition in The Eagle Huntress
, but Bad Santa 2
can't manage the same balance between vulgarity and hilarity as the original.
MaryAnn Johanson praises the old-school psychological drama of the Brad Pitt/Marion Cotillard wartime romance Allied
In this week's feature review, simple, non-heroic love changes the world in Loving