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Green Book (2018)
Green Book may misguidedly center on the chauffeur played by Mortensen-almost fatally so-but as a Mahershala Ali (and Don Shirley) delivery system, it gets the job done.
Posted Jan 21, 2019
Storm Boy (2019)
If you've not seen or read the originals, and are fascinated with fowl, you might get something out of this remake, but beyond that highly specific demographic, it's a hard one to recommend.
Posted Jan 17, 2019
You can't accuse it of having been made by committee. You'd only accuse its maker of needing to be committed.
Posted Jan 14, 2019
Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Mary Queen of Scots isn't revolutionary, but it is about one, and she's played brilliantly by Saoirse Ronan.
Posted Jan 7, 2019
The Favourite (2018)
Devious, disturbing and darkly funny, The Favourite is, well, the best.
Posted Dec 20, 2018
You're just waiting for the wild final act, when Wan fully embraces the metal promises of this Aquaman concept, and we get to witness Arthur fighting fishmonsters and Mera straddling an Orca as she rides into a psychedelic subaquatic battle.
Posted Dec 19, 2018
Eighth Grade (2018)
Can I warn readers that Eighth Grade is the most triggering experience of recent memory while also recommending it as highly as is humanly possible?
Posted Dec 18, 2018
[Bale] indeed looks like Cheney in his later years, yet he's happy to be surreally goofy in the part. Bale's such a good chameleon, he can throw performances like this over his shoulder as if it was nothing.
Posted Dec 17, 2018
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? is an instantly iconic NYC flick, though this one is centered on two queer characters, giving us more diverse subjects than in Woody Allen's entire canon.
Posted Dec 5, 2018
Mortal Engines (2018)
For a movie about uprooted societies on monster trucks, it's a bit flat.
Posted Dec 5, 2018
Climax is alive and unique and absolutely bonkers. It's cinema used as a tool to provoke and tickle pleasure centers at once. If it wasn't for the nausea, I'd have watched it twice through.
Posted Dec 3, 2018
Anna and the Apocalypse (2018)
I would have also accepted the alternate film titles Singin' in the Brainnnns or Dead Evan Hanson.
Posted Nov 29, 2018
Creed II (2018)
Creed II, the sequel to 2015's excellent Creed and the eighth overall entry in the Rocky saga, lives up to the legend, which is saying something, because, well, did you read the first part of this sentence?
Posted Nov 28, 2018
Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Sorry to Bother You, the directorial debut of musician Boots Riley, is a black comedy that's no joke, a fantasy about a future dystopia that's too real, and a satire so ferocious it'll leave visible bite marks on your person.
Posted Nov 28, 2018
Alfonso Cuarón's Roma opens with a magic trick... Ta da. You could do it at home, if you wanted. The rest of Roma, I'm not so sure.
Posted Nov 21, 2018
Robin Hood (2018)
History's most famous thief-apologies to the Ocean siblings-gets another big screen reinvention, but really, the makers have merely tinkered under the Hood.
Posted Nov 20, 2018
Given McQueen's appreciation for a locked-off shot, he could have just trained his camera on this lot eating lunch for two hours, sent the unbroken take to cinemas and driven straight to the SAG Awards to watch them collect the prize for Best Ensemble.
Posted Nov 19, 2018
Though pretty and occasionally very sweet, it's barely a sequel. It's more like seafood extender.
Posted Nov 12, 2018
Boy Erased (2018)
"Won't somebody think of the children?" gets thrown around a lot, and usually for the wrong reasons. Here, Edgerton does, for the right ones.
Posted Nov 7, 2018
The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)
The Girl in the Spider's Web is good enough, if you don't mind that Lisbeth Salander is basically Batman now.
Posted Nov 5, 2018
Suspiria isn't just a brilliant and defining horror classic anymore. It's two.
Posted Oct 30, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Why'd anyone want to watch them do the Lip Sync Challenge after two long hours, when we just wanna get out, just wanna get right outta here?
Posted Oct 29, 2018
Beautiful Boy (2018)
Timothée Chalamet is the best thing about the movies right now.
Posted Oct 24, 2018
Consider it the first "real" sequel, and the first to really grapple with Laurie Strode as an assault survivor. It really works too, with Michael Myers a perfect stand-in for the recent wave of exposed abusers.
Posted Oct 22, 2018
A Star Is Born (2018)
It's been recited plenty of times before and, even if it hadn't, follows the predictable beats of so many true stories of waning celebrity. That's not a criticism; it's actually what gives the story emotional heft.
Posted Oct 15, 2018
Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
It's the kind of movie where multiple people need to be told they still have shards of glass sticking out of their head.
Posted Oct 10, 2018
First Man (2018)
It captures a decent and admirable moment in all of mankind's history with restraint, and, just when you want it, bombast.
Posted Oct 8, 2018
I feel a bit like Joey Tribbiani eating Rachel's meat trifle in Friends: It's not what it could have been, sure, but Tom Hardy? Good. Riz Ahmed? Good. Giant-tongued space monster Venom? Goood.
Posted Oct 3, 2018
American Animals (2018)
Don't get it twisted: American Animals isn't merely a thought experiment about who gets to claim ownership of the truth. It's also a cracking heist flick.
Posted Oct 2, 2018
Night School (2018)
This thing writes itself! Except, maybe not, because Night School apparently required six screenwriters, and it shows.
Posted Sep 26, 2018
Sensitive and sense-shattering, Mandy isn't simply a masterpiece: it's two for the price of one.
Posted Sep 26, 2018
Ladies in Black (2018)
Rich performances and richer dresses make up for Ladies In Black's fraying script.
Posted Sep 19, 2018
The Predator (2018)
The Predator is a goofy, gory, muddy mess that makes less and less visual and narrative sense as it races to its nonsense conclusion. That Sterling K. Brown and Olivia Munn though.
Posted Sep 12, 2018
I also appreciated how it shows David benignly browsing the web and opening multiple tabs of news stories at once, without reading any. I mean, I was watching him, but in that moment, it was I who felt truly seen.
Posted Sep 10, 2018
The Miseducation of Cameron Post explores insidious acts of cruelty with incredible compassion (and a spiky sense of humour).
Posted Sep 9, 2018
The Merger (2018)
I left The Merger in a reverie, charmed by this latest great Australian comedy about identity, which deserves to go straight to the pool room alongside The Castle and, more recently, Ali's Wedding.
Posted Sep 6, 2018
Hearts Beat Loud (2018)
I guess you could say it's the same old song, but with a different meaning since it cast 'Ron'.
Posted Sep 4, 2018
Kin sets up a star-stacked sequel with plenty of promise. If the franchise even gets that far.
Posted Aug 28, 2018
The Happytime Murders (2018)
This is the worst thing any of the actors have been affiliated with, and given the material that went into the puppet cast, I'd say it's the worst thing cushions have ever been affiliated with as well.
Posted Aug 22, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
As a rom-com it falls a little short, not offering all that much 'com'. But it's romantic as hell.
Posted Aug 22, 2018
BlacKkKlansman is both bitingly funny and stunningly effective as a call to arms.
Posted Aug 12, 2018
The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)
[Kate McKinnon] is described in the film as "a little much", but she offers a correction: "I'm a lot much." And without the charms of its stars, The Spy Who Dumped Me wouldn't be much of anything at all.
Posted Aug 6, 2018
Fallout is the perfect Mission: Impossible sequel; so good it makes knees wobble and (broken) ankles heal.
Posted Jul 26, 2018
Equalizer 2 (2018)
By sequelising The Equalizer, Denzel has given himself a franchise wherein he can consistently murder, monologue and moralise.
Posted Jul 18, 2018
You Were Never Really Here (2018)
It's sad and stunning and stressful and sometimes so darkly funny you actually wonder if you've dropped into another filmic world where such things can intermingle.
Posted Jul 10, 2018
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
The funniest part of Ant-Man and the Wasp is the fact Marvel followed their despairing Avengers: Infinity War cliffhanger with a disposable side-adventure. Are they having a laugh? Yes, and loving it.
Posted Jul 2, 2018
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
Day of the Soldado is a bummer, and that's even compared to its predecessor, which was hardly a quinceañera. [But] I mean that in a good way. Bumming viewers out is kind-of this series' thing.
Posted Jun 26, 2018
The dumbest Jurassic movie to date is also the funnest since the original Jurassic Park.
Posted Jun 18, 2018
If someone came to me very specifically seeking a movie with a 'tag' themed title that'll make them laugh... well, no, I'd still recommend 'It' first.
Posted Jun 13, 2018
Incredibles 2 (2018)