A visceral epic bursting with rage, elevated by great performances and aesthetics that mask a somewhat perfunctory aesthetic.
Even if the story treads familiar ground, Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning is done well enough that it’s worth the effort if you like a good samurai film, even more so if you’re a fan of the character.
I would love to see a two-hour cut of this movie, but even as it stands, I am in awe of its aesthetics, its overarching mood, and Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz’s magnetic screen presence.
for a blockbuster that could have been exploitative, or a cashgrab, or dull, Lana Wachowski made one that turned out to be, of all things, interesting, full of questions and choices that I am still mulling over in my head.
While not free from Marvel burdens like muddy CGI or setups for other films, No Way Home is everything I wanted it to be and does justice to the Spider-Man films that came before it.
There’s so much to like in The Harder They Fall. Unfortunately, there’s so much of everything else, too.
Eternals is more Marvel than Chloe Zhao, to its detriment, but it still finds humanity and nature in its cosmic story.
Daniel Craig’s rugged intensity makes Bond more human than ever in an entertaining -if long- farewell to his long run.
There may be nothing surprising about Kate, but the action is thrilling enough for a fun afternoon watch.
Shang-Chi breathes life into the MCU by centering family drama over cosmic lore and real action over CGI.