Narratively simple, but thematically complex, Knock at the Cabin is director and co-writer M. Night Syhamalan’s most impressive feat in quite some time.
This has been a fantastic year for movies, and while I’ve had a tough time narrowing down my top 10 list, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is right near the top.
As formulaic, marginally satisfying, and predictable as a bowl of vanilla ice cream with no toppings, the action comedy Stuber manages to deliver some decent chuckles and an appropriate level of shocks when called upon, but it’s also a film that should be far better than it is given the level of talent involved.
Master Z: Ip Man Legacy isn’t specifically a sequel to the well loved and lucrative, Donnie Yen starring, Chinese martial arts franchise, but rather more of a like-minded, only ever-so-slightly lesser, but equally entertaining spin-off.
Hotel Artemis, the directorial debut of producer and writer Drew Pearce, hits the B-grade-action-movie sweet-spot between inventive, crazy, and mindless fun.
Dave Bautista is not quite what you might expect, whether you know him as a WWE champion wrestler, or as the tough guy in films like Riddick, The Man with the Iron Fists, or now Drax in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
On August 1, watch out for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, a summer tent-pole film directed by James Gunn that stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, and featuring Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot.