While the story doesn’t do anything to reinvent the wheel, it’s still everything you could ask for from the first ever live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film. Sonic is beautifully brought to life with the rejuvenated effects and the film does enough to entertain and engage both children and adults.
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” plays out very much like the painting of a masterpiece. It takes its time, slowly sketching out the skeleton. Its movements are careful and tender. Eventually, the details are filled in, and all of the elements come together to create something greater than the sum of its parts.
“Midsommar” is a sophomore accomplishment worth celebrating, even if its glacial pacing and indulgence may alienate viewers.