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A straight up good time at the movies, Logan Lucky is maybe a bit familiar, but it's so entertaining that it's hard to care.
With charming leads and solid action, The Hitman's Bodyguard should be a win. Alas, the film squanders its best ideas with an abundance of cliches and lackluster execution.
If the opening scene grabs you the way that it did me, you'll plug into this gross cesspool of crime, drugs, manipulation and horrible decisions, and you'll roller-coaster ride it to its bitter end. This one is a home run.
While Patti Cake$ treads familiar ground, it does so with a confident stride and cinematic language of its own, much like its colorful protagonist.
Wind River is a powerful examination of the human soul, while also containing scenes that'll take your breath away, as it shocks and awes the audience in waves.
This is quite possibly one of the most boring movies that I've ever had to sit through, especially in the realm of animation.
Ingrid Goes West ultimately isn't fully the film that you want it to be, but the fact that it so clearly has something to say -- and expresses it so well, narratively -- still makes it an easy movie to appreciate.
There are plenty of instances where I'll stand up for a movie about bad people doing bad things to other bad people, but those titles typically hinge on heroes and villains that can at least be called charismatic, in stories that provide real flavor.
There's an abundance of talent on display in 'The Glass Castle,' but the story of the Walls family never rises to the occasion and becomes greater than the sum of its parts.
Annabelle: Creation isn't just one of the best entries in the growing Conjuring universe; it's also one of the best horror films of the last few years.
Don't see Kidnap if you're looking for a thrill, but do see it if you're looking for a cheap matinee's worth of laughter.
While The Dark Tower may leave a little more to be desired, it's a pretty strong start to a promising series. Most importantly, it's a visual spectacle of action and fantasy that leaves the audience wanting more.
Bringing together a fantastic young ensemble, each member delivering an utterly gripping performance, it's a stunning, emotional cinematic experience with a clear statement to make and a powerful delivery.
Do yourself a favor, and swipe left on this one.
If you're an action nut with an affinity for technical movie magic, then Atomic Blonde will almost certainly deliver, but those looking for a coherent story should look elsewhere.
Clocking in at only 107 minutes long, it's tightly paced, and end-to-end it is furnished with stunning sequences that leave you holding your breath. It's just a shame that the great writer/director completely forgot to provide the film with any filled-out characters or plot threads.
Wish Upon is neither scary, nor stylish, and it squanders a promising young cast on a dull and soulless story.
While there's still plenty of time worn clichés in Girls Trip, there's a genuine sense of friendship, and comedy throughout, that make the film one of this summer's most surprising comedies.
It's visually stunning, beautifully prescient in its humanist themes, and while its reach doesn't match its grasp in some respects, you're still left respecting the hell out of the reach alone.
Bewitching, romantic, lyrical, and unquestionably original, A Ghost Story is a convoluting watch that leaves you feeling satisfied, even if you don't understand why.