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.
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.
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.
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.
Harley Quinn has returned, and this time there’s no tacky Joker or sloppy writing to hold her back. In “Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn,” DC has righted its wrongs and paved the way for an utterly fantabulous future.
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.