Boosted by a career-best performance by Vijay and assured direction from Lokesh Kanagaraj, Leo quickly climbs to the top of the Lokesh Cinematic Universe as its best entry yet.
Tiger 3 doesn’t reach the heights of Pathaan despite a consistent array of fun action scenes and the legendary presence of Shah Rukh Khan.
Justine Triet’s Anatomy of a Fall is a masterclass in raw emotion and subjective storytelling, with Sandra Hüller giving the year’s very best performance.
David Gordon Green’s The Exorcist: Believer fundamentally misunderstands what made the original film (and book) stand the test of time as one of the most influential pieces of horror storytelling ever crafted.
Despite an hour-long high-octane climax, Scott Waugh’s Expend4bles is a mind-numbingly boring final installment that seemingly forgets to construct its action sequences properly.
Despite a familiar structure and shoddy visual effects, Blue Beetle’s self-contained story and energetic action sequences keep the story moving.
Despite a predictable structure, Neill Blomkamp’s Gran Turismo entertains thanks to some dazzling racing sequences and good supporting performances from David Harbour and Orlando Bloom.
While it’s certainly great to see Jennifer Lopez headline an action film again, The Mother is painfully boring, and haphazardly edited and written.
The welcomed (but completely unnecessary) presence of Céline Dion cannot save Love Again from being amazingly trite.
Priya Kansara gives an incredible breakout performance in the unfortunately dull Polite Society, which puts the “when is too much too much?” notion to the test.