Netflix’s Someone Great tepidly tries to cross Broad City with Blue Valentine
“Easily the best thing about Someone Great is its cast.”
Curse of the Weeping Woman might be the last Conjuring Universe film I see
This could have made for a rich, elegant, atmospheric horror flick.
Dame Judi Dench can’t save spy drama Red Joan from increasing boredom
Judi Dench, please save us!
Soldiers Without Guns depicts a true—and truly incredible—story of peace
The film comes at tragically perfect time.
Amandla Stenberg proves an excellent choice for WWII drama Where Hands Touch
A love story darker than a Grimm’s fairy tale.
The Hellboy reboot is an utter stinker
A desperate misfire.
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is a colossal disappointment
Barely elicited a couple of chuckles out of me.
Woman at War poses interesting questions about motherhood and activism
A film for our times.
Pet Sematary is one of those rare remakes that’s better than the original
It doesn’t bring anything new to the genre, but it doesn’t need to.
Shazam! leans into its goofiness, embracing a unique, weird energy
Shazam! proves there are plenty of new ways to tell these super-stories.
Expertly produced The Heart Dances is fascinating for all the wrong reasons
It’s more than just another peek behind-the-scenes.
Bold, beautiful, ambitious—Vai highlights the need for more Pasifika cinema
A bold experience that rightly highlights the need for more Pasifika cinema.
The House That Jack Built is part sadistic twaddle, part von Trier self-reckoning
“It’s impossible to watch all of this detached from the warped lens of how von Trier sees himself”
Despite some letdowns, Dumbo is still Tim Burton’s best family movie in ages
There’s plenty of family fun to be had along.
Thunder Road perpetually teeters between hilarious and heartbreaking
“You’re watching a man fall apart, but jeez, what a doofus.”
Dog’s Best Friend is a poignant look at a man who rescues neglected canines
“A valuable inquiry into the curative power of canine company.”
Jordan Peele’s Us fires up our synapses in its aftermath, producing tingling discomfort
There’s a lot more going on than in Get Out , notes Aaron Yap, impressed with its ambition.
Haley Lu Richardson recalls early Rachel McAdams in teen romance Five Feet Apart
A stunning lead performance keeps the film a pleasant watch.
Netflix’s Mötley Crüe movie The Dirt is trashy, dumb fun (a damn good thing)
“Like the band itself, The Dirt is pretty dumb fun (and that’s coming from someone who owns Mötley Crüe records).”
Fighting with My Family will have you fully onboard with this true WWE story
Stephen Merchant has a great ear for dialogue.
Iconic NZ songs narrate inner lives in Daffodils – but this is where it runs into trouble
Rose McIver and George Mason are admirable, but it’s a frustrating film.