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.
Brie Larson brought about a whimsical comedy for her directorial debut, and while the overall product is irregular it has its delights.
The Favourite is unabashedly modern, it has sharp teeth, and it is outrageous in all the best ways.
If you have an opportunity to follow Lisa on her day of roadside car washes, attempted robberies and bar fights, don’t pass it up!
Crazy Rich Asians is colorful, vibrant, optimistic, funny, and everything else we’d forgotten romantic comedies could be.
One thing I can say with confidence is that this is the best movie about arm-wrestling championships that I’ve ever seen.
Next time someone tells you they’ve seen it all, show them this.