U.S. Release Date: 2018-09-28
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Director: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster
Cast: Jack Andraka, Myllena Braz de Silva, Ivo Zell, Kashfia Rahman, Robbie Barrat, Abraham Riedel-Mishaan, Harsha Paladugu, Ryan Folz, Anjali Chadha, Gabriel de Moura Martins
For those who appreciate documentaries of this sort, it’s a reasonable candidate for theatrical viewing.
Affirms Kore-eda’s status as today’s foremost Japanese director whose careful observations about humanity establish him as a worthy successor to Ozu.
Despite drawbacks related to the casting of Keanu Reeves, "Siberia" is well-paced, offers instances of tension, and doesn’t cheat at the end.
Retains the edge-of-the-seat and nihilistic qualities of its predecessor, but there are shifts to the overall tone, which is neither as stark nor as ominous.
Despite suffering from some third-act narrative problems, this high school rom-com goes down easily and boasts a strong, lived-in performance by Shannon Purser.
The movie becomes so obsessed with narrative switchbacks that it comes close to straying into self-parody territory.
U.S. Release Date: 2018-07-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Scenes of Peril)
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, McKenna Roberts, Byron Mann, Hannah Quinlivan, Chin Han, Noah Taylor, Pablo Schreiber, Roland Moller, Neve Campbell, Noah Cottrell
A simple story with lots of visual pizzazz and little in the way of complexity or intelligence is a great way to lure viewers of all nationalities into theaters.
The prioritization of highlighting moments of "Star Wars" lore over telling a compelling story makes "Solo" feel overlong and anticlimactic.
Although the production is too long and overreaches, it has a bizarre, crazy appeal that’s difficult to shrug off.