Avatar: The Way of Water builds to a final hour of action and suspense that blew me through the theater’s back wall.
Coraline is the visually magical film that started it all for Laika back in 2009, and it’s safe to say director Henry Selick’s delectably sinister animated marvel hasn’t lost an ounce of its charm.
Of all of the Laika films that the studio has released since 2009’s Coraline, I think ParaNorman has aged the best.
Peking Express is a gorgeously shot oddity built on an unstable foundation.
Strange World is a gloriously weird adventure that’s like the ungainly love child of a Dr. Seuss storybook melded with Fantastic Voyage that revels in the goofy cosmic sensibilities of a random episode of the classic 1960s television series Lost in Space.
Heading back into the American wilderness with Hawkeye, Chingachgook, and The Last of the Mohicans
Black Adam is a super-powered misfire.
Feig’s film is nowhere near as fully realized or as creatively satisfying as I kept hoping it was going to be, making The School for Good and Evil a mixed bag of magic tricks.
Three Thousand Years of Longing is the story of life, and as frustrating and maddening as that can be, it’s also quite beautiful: the continual hope for a better tomorrow is a wish worth making, no matter what the risks.