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Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp

In terms of comic-based superhero franchises, all the belabored exposition is usually handled in the first installment, allowing the sequel to hit the ground running. Ant-Man Read More

Skyscraper

Skyscraper

Given how many franchises Dwayne Johnson has been recruited to enhance and/or revive (G.I. Joe, Fast and Furious, Jumanji, Rampage, etc.), it’s probably only fair that Read More

The First Purge

The First Purge

The concept of the Purge makes no logical sense. Consequently, the more that the Purge movies try to delve into the inner workings of the future Read More

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

In 2015’s Sicario, the characters played by Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro were menacing enigmas, government agents of nebulous provenance who ignored protocol, morality and Read More

Uncle Drew

Uncle Drew

I don’t know the degree to which Uncle Drewwill have universal appeal to all audiences, so therefore I don’t know the degree to which everyone will Read More

Ocean’s 8

Ocean’s 8

Ocean’s 8 breezes along the way Debbie Ocean cruises through the luxe Bergdorf Goodman after five years in prison—light on its feet with a calculating mind. Read More

Adrift

Adrift

In 1983, Tami Oldham survived 41 days lost at sea in a damaged sailboat, relying on her wits, her sailing knowledge, a few salvaged pieces of Read More

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley

The circumstances under which Mary Shelley conceived of and began writing Frankenstein have become almost as well-known as the novel itself, and have been dramatized onscreen Read More

Book Club

Book Club

Book Club opens with a series of painfully fake-looking photos featuring the younger versions of its main characters, supposedly four college friends who started the group Read More

Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2 is like a raunchier MAD Magazine version of a superhero movie. Limbs and heads fly as thick as the dick jokes, and characters emerge Read More

Revenge

Revenge

When Jen (Matilda Lutz) first shows up onscreen in Revenge, she’s literally sucking on a lollipop, like a caricature of a ditzy blonde sex doll. She’s Read More

Tully

Tully

Charlize Theron trudges into the first moments of Tully with a pregnant belly bursting between her top and pajama bottoms. Her character, Marlo, approaches her young Read More

Ready Player One

Ready Player One

As the song says, don’t call it a comeback. No, really. While it might seem that he stepped away from the blockbuster movie business he helped Read More

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson is the novelist of filmmaking. That may sound like an oxymoron, but hear us out. Unlike a standard mainstream movie, which telegraphs each emotion Read More