Jojo Rabbit is good fun, and worth a watch, with a few well-placed gags that will stay with me, even if it does not achieve its potential as satire.
Although a bit too biopic-y at first, Dolemite is my Name finds its footing thanks in no small part to Eddie Murphy’s tremendous energy.
Double Tap is such a direct sequel to Zombieland that it seems barely a year has passed. Gone are the surprise and the edge, but there’s enough left to pass the time.
Knives Out has a smart script, a brilliant cast, and a humor as sharp as its title suggest. It is not the whodunit you expect; it is better.
What Late Night has going for it is the charisma of its two leads, Mindy Kaling (who also writes) and Emma Thompson, two diametrically opposed characters that bring the film to life when they’re butting heads. The rest of the time, though, the movie goes languid and sort of rolls forward until the next beat.
Booksmart is everything a teen comedy could ever aspire to be: it’s razor sharp, it’s quick on its feet, it’s full of love and tenderness, it’s original, it’s uplifting, and as if that wasn’t enough, yes, it is a comedy, and it’s hilarious. Olivia Wilde directed a treasure of a movie, and you cannot watch it soon enough.
This leisurely walk towards the end times is not without its charms, but as the thin plot nears the end it becomes apparent that there’s no conclusion in reach, no final destination.