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It’s cheesy in the way many older films are cheesy, but the strong sense of atmosphere helps to redeem some of the dated elements.
In the universality of its message and the lucidity with which it is presented, "The Battle of Algiers" shows its true power.
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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.
Devoid of complex plotting, comprehensive world-building, and narrative twists, "Aquaman" seems strangely out-of-step with where the genre is going.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-03-19
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.
"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.
Does an excellent job assembling pieces and preparing viewers for the larger picture but disappoints in its ability to tell a stand-alone story.
As shepherded by filmmakers with a penchant for visual storytelling, "Mortal Engines" is two hours well-spent.
The director’s macabre flourishes and garish visuals can’t completely camouflage the hollow space at the production’s core.
The honesty with which Jewison and his cast address issues of race and bigotry gives the movie more power than the underlying crime story would suggest.