‘Ad Astra’ is essentially Brad Pitt’s one-man show. And he shines.
‘Downton Abbey’ devotees will be delighted by the big-screen debut of the series that made post-Edwardian elegance so irresistible for six seasons.
From 1960s Hollywood glitz and glamour to Manson clan crime, Quentin Tarantino’s latest creation promises a wild and terrific ride.
‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is Peter Parker’s most entertaining adventure yet.
‘Yesterday’ is relentlessly unamusing and thoroughly unconvincing in its tale of a struggling musician becoming the only person in the world who knows The Beatles ever existed.
If this is the final bow for the franchise, ‘Toy Story 4’ will be ending on a note so high that it should be one of the year’s Best Picture nominees.
The filmmakers didn’t seem to want to follow the plot much. Or develop characters. Or stay true to some of the more interesting parts of the comics.
At exactly half the length of ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Brightburn’ efficiently delivers a simple but solid story that’s so fresh, frightening, and franchise-worthy you’ll wish you could binge on a sequel as soon as it’s over.
It’s not perfect, but ‘Avengers: Endgame’ comes close enough that even the most superhero-saturated, seen-it-all fan will love it.
Instead of relying on subtlety and letting the source material shine, the filmmakers succumbed to the allure of cheap gore and bad casting.
‘Captain Marvel’ provides filler until the larger-scale ‘Avengers: Endgame’ arrives next month but seems lacking in commitment, ambition, and innovation.
The film’s worshipful portrayal of Ginsburg as a pioneering champion of equal rights for women provides no indication of an intellectual inconsistency that would have shown her as fallibly human.
Fantasy film wizard Peter Jackson co-wrote the screenplay of this dazzling mishmash of a movie, but don’t expect another epic for the ages here.
‘First Man’ has a plot, but seems to be shot at a remove from the characters, meanders without becoming involving, and has puzzling ideas about children.
‘Venom’ is the first movie in what Sony hopes to construct as a separate universe from the one where Spider-Man now hangs out with The Avengers.
The extra ‘K’ that makes the movie’s title look ridiculous is emblematic of what’s wrong with the film as a whole: it ends up being an unnecessary and distracting detraction.
The ‘Purge’ films invert political reality by making religious conservatives the ones in favor of lax crime laws that make the streets more dangerous.
‘Deadpool 2’ has more action, laughs, and story than the first. It also tosses in enough heart to sweeten things up, without getting too sickening.
Whatever your jam may be—fantasy, SF, action, horror, comedy, or melodrama—it’s guaranteed to be somewhere in this packed conglomeration.
In this grim noir thriller, Joaquin Phoenix plays the disconnected loner Joe as a sadder and more tragically human version of Robert De Niro’s Travis Bickle from 1976’s ‘Taxi Driver.’
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