A sleek and pleasingly silly bit of late summer action and machismo, the Chinese action thriller Line Walker 2: Invisible Spy will scratch the itch of anyone who wants to watch something with a ridiculous plot, hard boiled performances, and a handful of impressive set pieces.
A cheap, shoddy, ugly looking, basic thriller with wooden dialogue, thin characters, and all the energy of a slug that’s been doused in salt, Survival Box might think that it’s saying something about human nature, loss of civility, and the potential fall of humankind, but really it’s as useless as a bag of fingernail clippings.
There have been thrillers about miners trapped underground before, but perhaps none as visceral and stripped down as writer-director Eddie Mensore’s Mine 9.
Although it’s a slight cut above its sleeper hit predecessor, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged is still a standard, unsurprising shark attack flick.
If you have no moral objections to watching a trio of potty-mouthed twelve year old boys delivering jokes most forty year olds and frat boys would think twice about making, the energetic and relentless comedy Good Boys will make for an enjoyable, but exhausting experience.
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.
Happy August, and welcome to the end of summer vacation. Pull up a couch cushion and grab some popcorn to …
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.