The House with a Clock in Its Walls

The movie's scary sequences are crafted with care, while everything involving the characters feels rushed, mismanaged, and shakily assembled.

Fahrenheit 11/9

The unfocused Fahrenheit 11/9 mostly tells us that things are bad and could get worse, which seems unnecessary at this point.

Life Itself

It's all so overwhelming—not emotionally, mind you, but more in the vein of an irritating itch that you just can't reach.

Assassination Nation

Assassination Nation eventually corners itself with an apocalyptic vision of violent suburban chaos, in which every thoughtful consideration is dismissed.


It seems like a reasonable enough conclusion, but it also feels like a shallow, nearly exploitative recreation of real-life horror.

Love, Gilda

Everything that's to like about Love, Gilda comes from Radner herself.

The Song of Sway Lake

It's a compelling way to tell a story, but in keeping us at a certain distance from its characters, the movie never connects on an emotional level.

The Predator

The Predator offers some cosmetic changes to the heroes and the aliens. In other words, it provides nothing that's really new.

A Simple Favor

As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the more successful and subversive elements of the story come apart.


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