During the final half hour, everything compelling about this low-budget thriller collapses in a miasma of idiocy.
By adding cumbersome elements to the narrative, it ultimately detracts from the core human story.
"Destroyer" keeps the tone dark, eschewing anything resembling a traditional crime story and allowing Nicole Kidman's performance to take front stage.
A well-paced science fiction action thriller with elements of drama, whimsy, and a strong inter-species buddy movie element.
Devoid of complex plotting, comprehensive world-building, and narrative twists, "Aquaman" seems strangely out-of-step with where the genre is going.
There’s nothing surprising or especially interesting - anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of politics will find the terrain familiar and a little stale.
Although the film’s heart is in the right place, there are times when it misses the mark as a fully fleshed-out biography.
From its pristine black-and-white cinematography to the austere hopelessness of its doomed love story, "Cold War" is indeed cold.
"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.
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.