"Mary Poppins Returns" is an imperfect sequel but as a throw-away holiday film designed to provide a family viewing experience, it satisfies a need.
From its pristine black-and-white cinematography to the austere hopelessness of its doomed love story, "Cold War" is indeed cold.
The sense of optimism never fades and we’re left with images that are more about the enduring power of love than the oppressive force of injustice.
As shepherded by filmmakers with a penchant for visual storytelling, "Mortal Engines" is two hours well-spent.
A respectable venture that fails to generate the kind of gripping, compulsively watchable melodrama and adventure needed to keep the audience engaged.
U.S. Release Date: 2018-12-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Director: David Leitch
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Julian Dennison, Stefan Kapicic, Karan Soni, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Zazie Beetz, Morena Baccarin, Josh Brolin, Fred Savage, Leslie Uggams
As an alternative version of "Deadpool 2", "Once Upon a Deadpool" is more unfortunate than bad.
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-14
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Cast: Shameik Moore, Kimiko Glenn, John Mulaney, Nicolas Cage, Zoe Kravitz, Mahershala Ali, Kathryn Hahn, Liev Schreiber, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin
A fresh and breezy way to steer the superhero genre and a testimony to the main character’s appeal and versatility.
For "Roma" to attain its full power (which is considerable), a viewer must exhibit not only patience but fortitude.
Affirms Kore-eda’s status as today’s foremost Japanese director whose careful observations about humanity establish him as a worthy successor to Ozu.
A dead-on portrait of a lost soul who may never quite find herself but who makes an uneasy peace with what the world has made of her.