One of director Richard Linklater’s most fascinating (and bound to be misunderstood) projects in years, Where’d You Go, Bernadette is a soothing, yet complicated sort of bedtime story for adults.
Although it probably works best if you haven’t seen the original movie its based on, After the Wedding remains a well told story of privilege, charity, and suppressed feelings.
Sometimes, the backstage drama that surrounds a movie’s production is more interesting than the finished product. The overwhelmingly meta, but unique and thoughtful dramedy Spice It Up is a movie about why failure and struggling is sometimes more profound and life changing than creating a smashing success.
Cold Case Hammarskjöld, the latest feature film from provocative and frequently sarcastic Danish documentarian and investigative journalist Mads Brügger positions itself as a work about the nature of conspiracy theories, but really it’s just an indulgently long walk to get to an only moderately unpredictable punchline.
A sure-fire, if somewhat overlong crowd pleaser, Blinded by the Light does a fine job of illustrating the various ways that pop culture can pick us up when we’re feeling down, but also how fandom and adulation can become a crutch.
While it doesn’t take much to improve upon its predecessor, the mediocre, yet competent animated sequel The Angry Birds Movie 2 isn’t anything particularly worth crowing about.
Although it might be biting off more than it can convincingly chew in a single sitting, the smartly written and exceptionally acted drama Luce is great examination of the muddy nature of modern discourse, human selfishness, race, and societal expectations, among other things.
Visually astounding, but narratively sloppy and tiresome, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark in no way improves upon its creepy source material.
Avi Belkin’s uniquely mounted biographical documentary Mike Wallace is Here looks at one of television journalism’s most indispensable and controversial luminaries.
Predictable, uninspired, and stretched as thin as it could possible go, writer, director, and star Casey Affleck’s father-daughter drama Light of My Life takes forever to go absolutely nowhere interesting.