A superior alternative to the big-name, bloated action films hogging the largest screens in most multiplexes.
Represents two hours well-spent, especially for anyone with a fascination for complex characters.
"Fantastic Beasts" is an enjoyable stand-alone but its position as the progenitor of a new franchise remains unclear.
A loving tribute in general to "Star Trek" and in particular to the man who gave more than half of his life to Spock.
"Finding Dory" is enjoyable in its own right even if its powerful sense of déjà vu keeps it from approaching the pinnacle of the Disney/Pixar collaborations.
With expertly crafted high seas disaster sequences, "The Finest Hours" feels more like a summer spectacle than a winter throw-away.