Balancing cleverness, simplicity, and a clear-headed vision, Wonder Woman 1984 is an unexpected surprise.
An electrifying and intimate look at cultural shifts within the black community at the height of Jim Crow and a mass exodus from the American south, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom bristles with intensity, anguish, and above all else, confidence.
Palm Springs is a rom-com for nihilists, and I mean that as a positive.
A passable bit of lighthearted family entertainment, the slapstick “battle of the ages” comedy The War with Grandpa requires all who watch it to tap into their inner tween.
Let Them All Talk is a witty and unpretentious story about overcompensating and pretentious people.
Funny Boy, Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta’s adaptation of the 1994 bestselling novel by Shyam Selvadurai, is a mostly successful drama that works well when at its best, but occasionally delivers too light of a touch.
Black Beauty, a modern day retelling of Anna Sewell’s frequently adapted novel, is a melodrama that the whole family could enjoy with relative ease.
It wouldn’t be the holidays without a dysfunctional family comedy featuring an all star cast, and Happiest Season has come along to comfortably and amusingly fill that void towards the end of the year
The limited series equivalent of a comedically nasty, but pleasingly intoxicating beach read, The Flight Attendant is an intricately drawn mystery that moves at a swift, effortlessly bingable pace.
An eye catching and frequently amusing bit of prehistoric fun for the whole family, The Croods: A New Age, might not be a necessary animated sequel, but at least it’s a decent one.