Both an loving ode to “carefree” times gone by and a cautionary, critical look at greed and negligence writ large, Seth Porges and Chris Charles Scott’s playful and pointed documentary Class Action Park will inspire equal parts nostalgia and sadness, especially amongst those who literally lived through trips to possibly the most infamous amusement park in American history.
An insightful, but raggedy look into the dangerous and ridiculous ways that internet memes have shaped public discourse for the past two decades or so, Feels Good Man will leave viewers with plenty to think about as they shake their head in shame and disillusionment.
Don’t hope for too much of an explanation as to what might be happening in I’m Thinking of Ending Things. This isn’t that type of movie. Nor is it a work of avant garde cinema that allows viewers to draw their own conclusions.
The faith based drama Fatima is the kind of slight misfire that could’ve been a lot better if it had a couple of major tweaks and a little bit more money behind it.
An inspired and nostalgic blast of fun at a time in human history when genuine amusement is in direly short supply, the long gestating sequel Bill & Ted Face the Music nicely balances fan expectations, progressiveness, gentility, and melancholy to create the ultimate in 2020 cinematic comfort food.
A thoughtful, entertaining, uplifting, and heartbreaking blending of the silly and sublime, directors David Darg and Price James’ documentary You Cannot Kill David Arquette revolves around a “sport” not many outside of its most ardent and vocal fans think about on a regular basis and an actor who has a similar reputation.
More dynamic and dense than anything else in his back catalogue, yet familiar in tone and appearance, filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s latest effort, Tenet, will leave his legions of ardent admirers pleasantly satiated, while probably leaving just as many people scratching their heads in bewilderment.
Packed with nifty and elaborate narrative flourishes, the twisty Canadian thriller and psychodrama The Oak Room wears its various influences proudly on its flannel sleeves and to great effect.
Ava is one of the most generic action films in recent memory, ripping off countless better assassin thrillers wholesale and giving nothing back in return.
A decent, but unexceptional primer on the life and works of one of the most exalted American authors of the 20th century, Flannery follows a boilerplate documentary template of talking heads and narrated selections from the CV of its subject to offer up the kind of film that’s best viewed as a basic educational lesson.