Waves is almost two movies in one. The first is dynamic, energetic, and stressful; the second is slow, melancholy, and contemplative. Both are full of life and emotion.
So, I can tell you what happens in Hotel Artemis, but I’m not sure I could tell you what it’s about. There is no real narrative throughline that unites these characters, no defined goal that marks the general path we want the story to follow.