The Humans is a dynamite directorial debut for Stephen Karam and a showcase for two of the finest performances of the year from Richard Jenkins & Jayne Houdyshell.
Blue Bayou supplements its social message with a sentimental yet sincerely stirring story anchored by touching turns from Justin Chon and Alicia Vikander.
The Worst Person in the World stands out in the crowded coming-of-age genre thanks to a smart, sensitive script and Renate Reinsve’s poignant lead performance.
Anchored by a career-best Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog is a methodically paced but masterfully mesmerizing masterwork.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings combines compelling characters, awe-inspiring action, and effective emotion to create a stunning superhero spectacle.
Candyman (2021) has style to spare in its horror set pieces, but the script is far too cluttered and confusing for its social commentary to land.
Free Guy is some of the most fun you’ll have at the theater all summer, complete with a wonderfully charming cast and creativity galore.
The Suicide Squad is the most fun you’ll have at the movies all summer, as James Gunn serves up a gloriously gory and gut-busting superhero spectacle.
The Green Knight is a mesmerizing and marvelously crafted masterwork from director David Lowery, who effortlessly enlivens the Arthurian legend of yore.
Stillwater is so much more than its simple logline would lead you to believe, blending sentimentality with suspense to create a brutally captivating concoction.