There is no slouch in the laughs department, but the laughs do come at the expense of any depth, or feeling, in the film.
This low-budget superhero movie looks good on the outside, but is mostly hot air when it comes to its story and characters.
Boasting a star-studded cast, a dark and intriguing plot, and a director-actor brother duo, "Gringo" starts off with a promising set-up only to lose its steam as the film progresses, leaving a bad aftertaste.
A bizarre, complex, and provocative alien film that is more visually stunning than gory and violent as others before it, "Annihilation" explores deeper and darker themes than just our natural responses to otherness.
Overly ambitious in presenting too many perspectives, the film lacks a clear direction for both the characters and the audience, wasting a promising opening and convincing performances.
"The Cured" is a dark and depressing zombie film about guilt and politics, presented in rather obvious metaphors that are hyper-relevant in the current times of divisive ideologies.
Stunning visuals, astounding scores, and flawless performances can’t compensate for an overly ambitious film trying to mix a love story with terrorism and oceanography.
Boasting a mix of frenzied thrills and social commentary, 'Train to Busan' is very much alive on arrival.
Anyone who's had the pleasure - and horror - of watching Tracy Letts' Tony-winning August: Osage County onstage would almost certainly approach its movie adaptation with trepidation. Huge and sprawling at three-and-a-half hours long (with two intermissions), the play nevertheless unfolded like an intimate chamber piece: a take-all-prisoners approach to the genre of sordid family drama.
If you’re prone to using “artsy-fartsy” as a dismissive term, Tom Ford’s sophomore work as a filmmaker will leave you cold. However, there are moving performances and heart-rending statements about love and art that resonate.
For long-time fans of the franchise, this might be a dream come true, but it will be challenging for newbies to make head or tail of the overstuffed story, or differentiate a number of the characters.
Three short films running the gamut from passable to intriguing, 'Distance' is a credible cross-country production hampered by a relative lack of thematic unity.

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