Chevali-Hey! (CREDIT: Larry Horricks/Searchlight Pictures)


Starring: Kelvin Harrison Jr., Samara Weaving, Lucy Boynton, Marton Csokas, Alex Fitzalan, Minnie Driver

Director: Stephen Williams

Running Time: 107 Minutes

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: April 21, 2023 (Theaters)


Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Nicolas Cage, Awkwafina, Ben Schwartz, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Brandon Scott Jones, Adrian Martinez, Camille Chen

Director: Chris McKay

Running Time: 93 Minutes

Rating: R

Release Date: April 14, 2023 (Theaters)

I’ve been noticing something lately: there are a lot of new movies at the multiplex! We might even be back to a pre-pandemic output volume. How else to explain me spending the same weekend catching the likes of both Chevalier and Renfield?

Bloody fun (CREDIT: Michele K. Short/Universal Pictures)

Just a year ago, modest releases were still often getting shuttered straight to streaming. Or if they did manage to go theatrical, you could probably wait a month or two before their runs ended. But now these are back to being the types of movies that could easily be gone after just a couple of weeks!

So maybe it’s just the current state of affairs swaying my perception, but I can’t help but declare that I’m very grateful to have seen Joseph Bologne fiddle that violin and Robert Montague Renfield finally break free of his toxic relationship.

Chevalier: 100 Revolutions out of 150 Concertos
Renfield: I Did Not Know Ben Schwartz or Shohreh Aghdashloo Were in This, But Those Were Happy Surprises