This accomplished, exceptional piece of cinema delivers summer-scale spectacle.
On a purely visual level, "Valerian" is a top contender, but as a complete motion picture experience, it falls considerably short.
An ensemble of solid performances with some affecting moments is ultimately undone by a storyline that treads too-common ground for American indie films.
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"The Midwife" has two things (and only two things) going for it: Catherine Frot and Catherine Deneuve.
This is a vital, original, and emotionally potent chapter to one of the longest-running movie series out there.
The film works primarily because of its big heart and ability to engage our emotions while not turning off our brains.
Although this "Homecoming" serves its purpose, it’s just a forgettable waystation on the MCU map, where all roads lead to "Infinity War".
An example of how even the most promising animated franchises can hit a wall if allowed to continue too long.
Despite having been feted at Cannes 2017, Coppola isn’t working at the level where she once toiled.