It holds all the right cards, setting it apart. Funny without belittling, sad without being tragic, and relatable without pitting, this is a rewarding film that will leave audiences smiling.
One of the best sports biopics so far this century. Though the focus drifts, it's an outright emotional joy to watch, making this one of 2021's most jubilant films.
This reboot takes the time to ask what we loved about the series in the first place. A balance between horror and humour is maintained, especially when married with meta-commentary on the genre.
An extremely paint-by-numbers crime film that, regardless of its star-studded cast, comes across as bland and forgettable. There isn't a single plot point that isn't easily predicted
It's an honest character study of an alarmingly shameless man brought to life by Simon Rex's magnetic performance.
The performances are strong, the action is zippy and the historical context is handled with far more attention and integrity than you would ever have expected from this franchise.
There is nothing new or elevated here, with absolutely no reason to see it unless every other kid's film is sold out and this is an absolute last resort.
It's both a throwback and step forward for the franchise. The nostalgia is strong but the new characters really steal the show. Aided by heart, scares and comedy, it's the ultimate summer blockbuster.
Lady Gaga shines, but Ridley Scott seems out of touch with the material here. While the film is technically flawless, its run time makes the watch incredibly taxing.
Just like a puppy staring lovingly at you, even after doing something wrong, no matter how many flaws you might find throughout, you will feel obliged to look back on this film and say - "awwww".
The film expertly balances the ecstasy and the agony of young love and young life with the pursuit of passion and purpose.
What Steven Spielberg has done is exactly what a great adaptation should do: strip away the cobwebs of a classic, dig deep into the questions it poses, and remind us why we love it in the first place.
Paul Thomas Anderson's coming-of-age journey features both fresh-faced debutants and some Hollywood heavyweights to transport us to a world of lively characters and their madcap schemes.
It's colourful, it's ambitious, we get to see Neo and Trinity again, but it also lacks any real spark or reason to exist.
It doesn't pander to its audience, but it's little more than celebrities doing pop covers to mediocre animation. For better or worse, you can take the family this holiday season.
Pablo Larraín has delivered us a beguiling cinematic treasure, with a career-defining performance from Kristen Stewart that will be discussed for years to come.
One might be excused for assuming this road trip film will show an adult and child teaching others the values of life, but it's also an exploration of resilience, reflection, love and perseverance.
We get to know Amin and, despite the heartbreaking details of his life, his confessional is ultimately as uplifting as it is impossible to turn away from.
It won't leave with a fresh perspective on the play, and apart from Kathryn Hunter's performance, doesn't offered any moments of surprise and awe.
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It's trying to be more colourful, trying to be bigger, and trying to give its action more wallop. It doesn't always gel as nicely as it could, but the shift is welcome.
While it might the slightest of Christian Petzold's films thus far in his career, 'Undine' is a tranquil and supremely touching relationship drama.
Despite its final sequence, 'The Scary of Sixty-First' isn't scary, and only takes a glancing look at how infectious these paranoid conspiracy worldviews can be.
Connor rewatched and ranked all eight Spider-Man films as old and new prepare to come together.
For fans of horror fans, the film lacks both scares and gore. Fans of the game might get a kick out of a reference here and there, but it's a pretty forgettable watch.
Bamboozled by all these stories, characters, and comprehending its bigger picture, it seems that Wes Anderson has made this one a little too highbrow.
This film adaptation delivers barely a whimper. It doesn't serve the material, it doesn't serve Ben Platt, doesn't serve Evan Hansen and, most of all, doesn't serve its audience.
This film stands the test of time by being a perfect concoction of Christmas magic, and therefore, a perfect Christmas movie.
The premise has great merit, but it does not fulfil the promise of its credentials. Rather than a new modern classic, the film is a confusing mess that leaves you frustrated rather than enchanted.
It's a truly indescribable film, but if you want a gorgeously chaotic and visually rich experience that will wash over you, 'Mad God' is worth seeking out.