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This is a very sensual story about how love and erotic passion can consume a person, particularly a budding teenager whose hormones encourage him (or her) to basically lust after anything in sight. Even a peach. Especially a peach.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure is for diehard Maze Runner fans only. Between the extended wait, the extended length, and the characters without character, it's unlikely anybody else will have the constitution required to get the end of this maze.
Sweet and dull to a fault, Forever My Girl forgoes interesting characters or story in favor of a picturesque southern tableau. It's pretty, but there's not much else there.
Den of Thieves is a 90-minute thriller stretched out over a punishing two hours and twenty minutes. Despite some cool action, it's too stuffed and jumbled for its own good.
12 Strong knows it has an interesting story to tell with a unique perspective, and it tells it well with a collection of talented actors and some legitimately gripping action.
Proud Mary is a film that wasn't screened in advance for critics, and it doesn't take long for you to fully understand why.
If you can get a reduced fare ticket to see The Commuter, it's a fun ride. It's just a shame there's not enough thrills and mystery to bring this one to the end of the line in style.
An emotional masterpiece that digs deep while keeping you smiling, and a pure example of why sequels can still be a good thing.
Though skillfully directed, Insidious: The Last Key isn't as good as previous entries. Scares come hard and fast, but they're underserved by a paper-thin plot and characters.
Paul Thomas Anderson has consistently demonstrated himself as a crafty storyteller and a detail-oriented auteur, and Phantom Thread continues that streak featuring much of what we love about him as a filmmaker.
The Post boasts a stunning ensemble of extraordinary character actors sinking their teeth into a riveting screenplay, all choreographed by a genius filmmaker who is firing on all possible cylinders.
It's stunning to see what Ridley Scott was able to do with the inclusion of Christopher Plummer, but at the same time you are left wishing that there was more to the film to which the performance was added.
With Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba turning in brilliant performances, their work ties Molly's Game together into a sharp legal drama / biopic hybrid.
Downsizing sets itself up as interesting social satire, and that part of the movie is interesting, but it gets overshadowed by a much more dull story that jettisons the premise almost entirely.
You will find yourself kind of hating yourself for chuckling, but it is part of the experience and conversation.
David Ayer's Bright isn't as clever as it thinks it is on a thematic level, but it's a decent buddy-cop thriller set in a fascinating world that's worth a weekend viewing.
The Greatest Showman is better off when it's bombastically belting out memorable tunes and begging the audience to bop along in their seats. And that happens often.
Pitch Perfect 3 is light on logic or plot, but heavy on humor. The Bellas has ventured into the ridiculous, but the shift may reward open-minded fans looking to laugh.
Hostiles wants to be a new generation of western, something beyond John Wayne and Kevin Costner, and while its intentions are clear, it fails to successfully navigate this difficult subject matter.
Ferdinand has laughs and bright, colorful animation. There just isn't enough there for whoever ends up taking the kids to the theater.