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Before the credits roll on Wonder, your cheeks will be wet and your vision will be a touch blurred -- but you'll be smiling all the same.
Justice League is rough, uneven, and downright ugly at times, but stripping away those serious flaws reveals a near-perfect take on heroic icons, a step forward for the DCEU, and a promise of greatness to come.
Daddy's Home 2 is as much of a mean-spirited, emasculating, uneven celebration of both the alpha and beta male stereotypes as Daddy's Home was before it. They just decided to dress it in an ugly Christmas sweater this time out.
It's the dark comedy that this awards season really needs, in a time and place that can truly understand it.
Murder on the Orient Express is a serviceable enough mystery, but it likely would have been so without the all-star cast and the epic mustache. What we end up with is far less than the sum of its parts.
Roman J. Israel, Esq. is two great movies combined into a good one. It's anchored by big ideas and a wonderful performance, but stories A and B never mesh into something deeper.
While not great, A Bad Moms Christmas is an above-average comedy sequel/ heartfelt Christmas story kept afloat by the charm of the returning leads and their family dynamics.
With the thrill and punch of the better Stephen King films we've experienced, Netflix has now officially entered the Stephen King business with Gerald's Game. If this is any indication of what a continued partnership would bring, both parties should look for as many chances as they can...
Suburbicon is bad. It's bad in a way that you wonder after how anyone let it get this bad.
The good news about Jigsaw is that it's not the worst film in the series, and it's actually half-way decent. The bad news? It's still a bit of a damned mess.
It has a significant story to tell -- shining a light on the importance of supporting veterans and the lack of what's available -- and tells it with some powerful imagery and fantastic performances.
Too campy to be taken seriously, but too boring to be pure fun, Geostorm embodies the worst of both, and the result is a sometimes enjoyable (but mostly bland) disaster (movie).
1922 is a tale of human guilt, divine consequence, and good old fashioned King-ly horror, with a performance by Thomas Jane that only solidifies his standing as one of the most underrated actors in the business.
Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween is a plodding mess of a movie. Neither funny nor scary, its structural incoherency and lack of relatable characters make it nearly unwatchable.
It's as if everybody involved in The Snowman knew from the start that this wasn't going to work and agreed to put forth the minimum effort required to get it over with.
Though somewhat uneven at times Joseph Kosinksi's Only the Brave is one of the most respectful and emotionally compelling true story films in recent memory.
Separated from his powerful hammer, stranded on a colorful garbage planet, and paired with the only fellow Avenger who makes him truly insecure, the hero has an entirely new light cast on him in this film, and he shines.
The movie is at its best when it's keeping things simple, specifically with the game of cat and mouse that plays out between Pierce Brosnan and Jackie Chan.
Goodbye Christopher Robin is a beautiful testament to a father, his son, and the world they created that we all know and love.
Marshall never tries to elevate itself beyond being a courtroom drama. It's a good courtroom drama, to be sure, but the focus on the case and not the people prevents the film from elevating itself to something better.