Movie Review: Everything Everywhere All at Once Is All That
Movie Review: Everything Everywhere All At Once
Everything Everywhere All at Once more than lives up to its name as we enter a particle accelerator of acting and performance that explores issues of metaphysics and personal meaning. At times slapstick, others ominously bleak, directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinhart make a beautiful mess saved by the magnetism of Michelle Yeoh.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent lands with a thud
Movie review: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Give Nicolas Cage a chance to slap himself in the face, and you know he'll go full cream pie. So why did director Tom Gormican go for a dark thriller instead of full-on movie star send-up? We can only wonder as we stare into the crater of a leaden satire.
The Northman Cometh, and he’s got an axe to grind
Movie Review: The Northman
There’s not a lot of room for subtlety when most problems are solved by bludgeoning and dismemberment, but you can tell Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke and Alexander Skarsgard are desperate to bring every nuance possible to this broad-strokes study of our stubborn primitivism.
Movie review: Memory seems eerily familiar
Movie review: Memory
Liam Neeson fights a sense of deja-vu as he plays a character seeking to settle a score while fighting a failing mind. Thanks to the addition of Guy Pearce as the FBI foil, the manly tango makes an impression.
Movie review: Secrets of Dumbledore spills beans… and blood
Movie review: Fantastic Beasts - The Secrets of Dumbledore
The characters we came to love through the Harry Potter franchise get a decidedly dark makeover in a continuing prequel that offers deeper moral dilemmas and more cute creatures, but an overstuffed plot that drains sympathy.
Movie review: Cyrano may leave everyone unrequited
Movie review: Cyrano
Joe Wright's take on Edmond Rostand's classic tale of courting makes a bold move that hits a bad note, despite an inspired performance from Peter Dinklage in the title role of a man who struggles with his physical appearance.
Munich: Edge of War wallows in pre-war paranoia
Munich: The Edge of War
When the world feels unfriendly and the people you thought were friends whisper behind your back, you know you're not in Hollywood anymore. You're watching the fully earnest Munich: Edge of War.
Encanto haunts in a happy way
Movie review: Encanto
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s music, clever writing and an animation style that reveres racial difference ensure Encanto casts a durable spell with enough power to make you forget it’s Disney formula.