-A catch-up of reviews that would’ve been written in April and May
Law school finals don’t really lend themselves to a consistent stream of reviews, but this article will be a catch up of things I saw but haven’t written about throughout the end of March, all of April, and May. I’m just going to give a brief sentence or two of my thoughts and a score, and hopefully we’ll have some consistent content over the next few months.
SAW IN THEATERS:
-Alicia Vikander and a few really cool action set pieces make Tomb Raider worth your time.
-a really surprising and well made teen film worthy of 2018.
-Zoey Deutch almost saves this mess of a dramedy.
-Spielberg’s vanity project is almost good, but panders too much to pop culture fanboys.
-Wes Anderson returns to animation with a delightful dog journey that sputters at the end.
-being shot on an iPhone doesn’t mean the movie is good.
-this sophisticated comedy is a subtle, but sustainable, laugh riot.
-John Kransinki’s horror project is a wonderful, eerie, and intense theater experience.
-Parents can still be really funny. Give this one a chance.
-Joaquin Phoenix gets down in the mud in this brutal and powerful thriller.
-Round Two of The Rock versus The Jungle has a ton of human catastrophe.
-I pick truth: this movie sucks.
-I don’t know how they pulled this off, but Infinity War is just flat-out awesome.
-a restrained but intensely intimate look at sexual repression.
-Jason Reitman gets back on top in the mom drama of the year.
-enough good gags to make this comparable to the original.
-A Han Solo movie is definitely unneeded, but it was fun while it lasted
-I almost drowned in my own boredom.
-Robocop meets Venom goes pretty damn well for this indie sci-fi pic.
-The changes to Chekov’s play aren’t needed, so the film drags at points.
-Mel Gibson and Mark Wahlberg together in a Christmas comedy works more than it doesn’t.
-A lame Christmas comedy with an overzealous cast.
-a really powerful story about the beauty of the human soul and the struggle of being different.
-Pixar’s newest is well-made, culturally important, and fun for what it is.
-Denzel’s worthy performance is largely washed away by a problematic screenplay.
-Woody Allen’s old-age touch continues to decline after a few misses in a row.
-two decent lead performances are wasted in a story that doesn’t work.
-Fun action doesn’t mix with a shoddy screenplay.
-A fun office comedy that heads off the rails.
-a tame and tepid horror franchise churns out its worst offering yet.
-The Liam Neeson action sub-genre’s new entry is an uninspiring, average train ride.
-a fun, ludicrous, but too long horror ramp about blood-thirsty parents.
-a country music crybaby and his Nicolas Sparks wannabe romantic journey.
-a party comedy that goes nowhere.
-a really good cast and their dire relationships make this an entertaining dinner meet-up.
-a mysterious ingenue works her magic on two families in a pretty intense dramatic script.
-Laura Dern gives it her all in HBO’s disturbing and well-acted new television film.