The Safdie brothers’ exhilarating and anxiety-inducing thriller is like an adrenaline shot straight to the chest — and without Sandler, none of it would work.
Despite being overwhelmed by two films worth of exposition and plot condensed into one, “The Rise of Skywalker” provides enough satisfying moments to pass as an acceptable finale to the Skywalker Saga. It’s sure to be controversial, revealing rewritten answers to some of the franchise’s biggest questions, and perhaps raising more than it answers – but there’s enough fan service and nostalgia inside to make it work, as long as you don’t think too hard about what actually happens.
Each year, a handful of newcomers step into the spotlight and truly blow audiences away. Whether it’s on the big screen, in a Netflix series, or in some cases, maybe even both, these rising stars quickly cement themselves as some of the best in the business.
Just like the video game at its core, “Jumanji: The Next Level,” is even more expansive, entertaining and ridiculous this time around.
Even with a truly staggering running time, Scorsese’s epic is fast and funny, often coasting off the joy of watching its all-star ensemble go to work.
In “Knives Out,” Johnson has crafted a brilliant, fast-paced comedy-thriller capable of perfectly modernizing the classic murder mystery.
When it comes to carrying on the tale of Anna and Elsa, “Frozen II” is fine, however, it does so in a way that’s devoid of any of the heart or purpose that made audiences fall for the story in the first place.
As simplistic and predictable as “Last Christmas” may be, it still gets the job done once you admit you’re ready to feel all warm and fuzzy and embrace the holiday season.
While it doesn’t channel the same horrors as its predecessor once did, “Doctor Sleep” provides an intriguing exploration of the lore and mythology at the heart of the series.
“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.
After 10 years of waiting, the highly anticipated Zombieland sequel finally arrived, and it’s certainly worth the wait. “Double Tap” is a smart, entertaining adventure that perfectly realigns itself with the world fans have dreamed of returning to for years.
With a masterpiece like “Marriage Story,” Netflix looks poised to win big at the Oscars this year.
“Parasite” has been hailed as not only the best film of the year, but one of the best films of the decade. The hype is rightfully earned.
At this point, it’s common knowledge that nearly everything A24 touches turns to gold. Sure, there are a few exceptions (looking at you, “Spring Breakers”), but just looking at the … Continue Reading Review: ‘Waves’ is a beautiful, immersive story of tragedy and how it’s overcome
Writer-director Bong Joon-ho’s South Korean film “Parasite” is being heralded as one of the year’s best films. The Inside The Film Room staff got a chance to check out the comedy-thriller at Film Fest 919.
A two-time Oscar-winning director teaming up with one of Hollywood’s most loveable leading men? What could go wrong? Well, it turns out the answer is quite a bit.