In the Heights is an epic celebration of humanity I’ll be thinking about for the remainder of 2021.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is a rather forgettable entry in the ever-expanding Conjuring universe and the only film featuring Ed and Lorraine Warren as the central characters I’ll never willingly choose to return to.
Mortal Kombat never delivers on any of its promise, and I’m honestly not sure that if a sequel ends up getting made I’d want to take the time to watch it.
Godzilla vs. Kong is a sensory feast.
Wonder Woman 1984 is worthwhile mainly because its sense of hopeful uplift is genuine.
Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla hasn’t looked this incredible since it played in theaters.
Collateral has held up brilliantly. A great film at the time of its release, Michael Mann’s seductively unsettling crime thriller has to my mind emerged as one of the the 21st century’s best pieces of pop entertainment.
V for Vendetta plays a little differently in 2020 than it did in 2006, that’s for certain.
Yet the kinetic fury of Snyder’s box office smash cannot be denied. It’s numerous flaws notwithstanding, this is still a rousingly entertaining spectacle, and watching it again I was struck by just how absorbing I continue to find 300 to be.