You can make a messy movie, but as long as it’s exciting and stylish, you can get away with it. You can’t make one this messy and dull and expect to get by.
Without much on the film horizon and the year’s best comedy right in front of you, it might not be a bad idea to rewatch “Palm Springs” over and over again.
Kelly Reichardt’s “First Cow” uses a simple story and deliberate pacing to create an endearing story of friendship and adventure.
For a political comedy written by one of late night’s sharpest minds and featuring two stars as charismatic as Carell and Byrne, the finished product is seriously underwhelming.
“Da 5 Bloods” is a Spike Lee joint to its very core, but it isn’t just a product of technical craftsmanship; it’s a personal and affecting journey brought to life by a beautiful and measured sense of character and story.
Instead of blasting off into the upper echelon of modern TV comedies, “Space Force” falters upon reaching the upper atmosphere and ends up lost in the streaming shuffle.
Despite its inconsistencies, “The Vast of Night” proves to be a chilling and refreshing sci-fi thriller in a time oversaturated with outer space blockbusters.
The pure hilarity of “The Lovebirds” is more than enough to have you willing to forgive any of its formulaic plot lines, thanks to undeniable chemistry between Nanjiani and Rae.
As “SCOOB!” attempts to stretch a Saturday morning cartoon into a feature-length film and capture a new audience, it ends up overstuffed with far too many plots, characters and references to make sense.
While it sometimes struggles to balance its tone – switching between heartfelt, vicious, raunchy and inspiring all in a matter of minutes – Feldstein’s impressive ability to perfectly match whatever is thrown her way makes “How to Build a Girl” worth the watch.
Murphy’s foray into revisionist history peels back the curtain on what the entertainment industry could have looked like if the unfair power dynamics had been challenged – and the series does it in a way that’s equally wistful, inspiring and entertaining.
The end of the world actually seems like the perfect time for a raunchy, over-the-top comedy caper to lift your spirits, but “Coffee & Kareem” will do exactly the opposite.
There’s certainly artistic value to be found in pushing boundaries with disturbing content, but the more disgusting something is, the better the overall film must be in order for the subject matter to feel justified. In “Swallow,” that’s never accomplished.
“The Way Back” is a showcase for its leading man, with Affleck throwing raw emotion onto the screen. It’s a film that borders on greatness thanks to this inspired story and Affleck’s powerful performance.
While it may not be top-tier Pixar, falling somewhere in the middle, “Onward” hits all of the required marks for success – from the trademark stunning animation to the instantly likable characters, and of course, its deeply moving emotional measures.
In “The Invisible Man,” writer-director Leigh Whannell has crafted a smart, satisfying and flat-out terrifying modern twist on H.G. Wells’ classic tale.