For those willing to overlook some often-familiar horror movie conventions, the movie is gorily diverting and maintains a light, flippant tone.

All the pleasure hinted at by the trailer is illusory. This is the month when Hollywood jettisons its refuse and this particular sampling belongs buried deep in a landfill.

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2023-12-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
Director: Andrew Haigh
Cast: Andrew Scott, Paul Mescal, Jamie Bell, Claire Foy

Although aspects have a cheesy flavor, the raw honesty of the best moments propel the narrative through its less credible pitstops.

An uncommonly perceptive and thought-provoking procedural that ponders the unknowability of any objective truth.

Feels like it was mostly constructed in post-production, with CGI working hand-in-hand with editing to fashion something borderline-coherent.

The chemistry between leads Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell is a selling point but there are times when the screenplay seems a little on the mushy side.

As a calling-card, one could not imagine something more combustible than the one offered by Cord Jefferson with his feature debut.

One of those films that, despite its overt shoddiness, presents an opportunity to absorb something supremely silly without having to devote much attention to the proceedings.

For those who enjoy their sleuthing on the big screen with impressively conceived set pieces, evocative performances, gothic twists and turns, and a drizzling of ghostly apparitions.

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Home Release Date: 2023-08-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jake Ryan, Jeffrey Wright, Maya Hawke, Rupert Friend, Edward Norton, Bryan Cranston

An occasionally enjoyable diversion that offers enough low-key laughs to paper over a few the filmmaker’s annoying tendencies.