There’s always something off about Dumb Money, a look back at the revolutionary upending of the stock market by everyday retail traders sticking it to the billionaires and hedge fund managers who’ve seemingly rigged the game against everyday people.
An intoxicating and energizing mash-up of a home invasion thriller with an alien invasion movie, No One Will Save You is a film constantly able to take familiar ideas and raise them to new levels.
The ludicrously titled Expend4bes is a sad, excitement free instalment of a franchise that didn’t exactly nail things the first time out and then got progressively worse with sequels that progressively moved downhill.
Watching director and co-writer Bishal Dutta’s admirable, yet lacking debut feature It Lives Inside is like observing an ongoing war between a rich, original idea and a rote, plodding, and not particularly frightening genre picture.
Director Richard Dewey’s documentary Radical Wolfe is one of those projects that does a disservice to its subject by being disgustingly laudatory.
Well performed, concise, but underwhelming overall, Guy Nattiv’s war drama/biopic Golda succumbs to its own self-imposed limitations.
It’s probably not a good sign to walk out of a raunchy comedy like Strays and being more struck by the level of craft that went into making it than the resonance of any of the jokes.
Overstuffed, shaggy, and only featuring a handful of chuckles, the aging adult dancer comedy Back on the Strip adds little to the lineage of Magic Mikes, Full Montys, and Chocolate Cities that came before it.
Jules should go down well with viewers who were too young to appreciate the likes of Ron Howard’s Cocoon back in the 1980s, but are age appropriate for such a tale today.
As blandly competent, cliched, and underwhelming as superhero movies can get, Blue Beetle squanders an opportunity to do something truly new and revolutionary in favour of pulling remainders out of the recycling bin.