‘Downton Abbey’ devotees will be delighted by the big-screen debut of the series that made post-Edwardian elegance so irresistible for six seasons.
Whereas It the creature assumes the form of whatever its prey fears most, ‘It’ the pop-culture phenomenon takes the form of whatever mass audiences and woke critics crave the most, manifesting most often as a mess.
If you go into ‘Hobbs and Shaw’ expecting anything other than a goofy, over-the-top action film, then you will be gravely disappointed.
From 1960s Hollywood glitz and glamour to Manson clan crime, Quentin Tarantino’s latest creation promises a wild and terrific ride.
After 11 years of story-building, Marvel finally gave audiences a sense of completeness, showing it’s not always the journey but the conclusion that counts.
‘Stuber’ showcases the hypocrisy endemic in Hollywood, which admonishes Middle America for holding retrograde or taboo values while fiddling with those same values and laughing all the way to the bank.
‘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.
‘Murder Mystery’ is about what you would expect from a straight-to-Netflix summer comedy—and maybe even a little better.
We get the same daring boys who are essentially stupid, but have good hearts, and the same brainy girls who are very shy, with no experience of the world, but turn out to win in every conceivable situation.
It’s sort of terrifying to see a robot nurse cradle a baby. The child grows, with no human contact. Daughter smiles at Robot Mother, although she’s never seen a human smile.
The final X-Men outing gives the iconic Phoenix Saga a second try, learning nothing from the mistakes of the past and delivering an ending sure to disappoint even the most forgiving fans.
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.
Ali Wong’s ‘Always Be My Maybe’ is at once charming and funny, leaving nearly all of the raunch and shock on the cutting room floor.
While not a direct biopic, ‘Rocketman’ is about the soul transformation and exploration of one of the greatest pop rock stars of all time.
Set 10 years after the events of the series finale, HBO and David Milch deliver an intense, moving portrait of life and death at the end of the Wild West.
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.
Every so often, a film shows the depth of communism’s personal costs in a poignant and beautiful way. So it is with ‘Cold War,’ a masterpiece from Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski, nominated for three Academy Awards.
‘Wine Country’ is outright cringe-inducing from start to finish, save for a merciful flash of comedy every 20 minutes or so. Not even a bottle of cab can dull the pain.
Why bother with people from another time if we have to always reduce them to boring, conventional people of our own times?
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