Coogler aims high with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and when the director hits his target, it’s right in the absolute center of the bull’s-eye. But the misses add up.
The good news is that watching Enola run around Victorian London solving crimes, getting into trouble with Tewksbury, and in general making a fiercely independent feminist nuisance of herself remains a great deal of fun.
Heading back into the American wilderness with Hawkeye, Chingachgook, and The Last of the Mohicans
Black Adam is a super-powered misfire.
For fans of the genre, Dead for a Dollar is an essential quick-draw jolt of B-grade pulp fiction worth unholstering.
Janney is particularly strong, and while I won’t say I needed to see her channeling her inner Liam Neeson, now that I’ve done so, I’m quite glad this bit of absurd strangeness has miraculously happened.
Prince-Bythewood remembers to ground events in a distinctly human quality, putting character first and making sure each member of her cast has multiple moments to make their characters come alive.
Adventures in Babysitting and RoboCop: Searching for humanity, self-acceptance, and identity while singing the blues with the babysitter and enforcing the law in a cybernetic shell
Even with its massive international ensemble of familiar faces, the longer Bullet Train kept running down the track, the less I cared about what was happening.