Everything Everywhere All at Once
M.C. Myers
Despite triumphant performances and high ambitions, Everything Everywhere All at Once hopes to be so well-understood that it overexplains its triumphs away.
Prometheus Michael Fassbender
M.C. Myers
The much-maligned Prometheus hides an epic sci-fi fable despite failing to satisfy its own ambitions. Fassbender is genre-defining.
Godzilla King of the Monsters
M.C. Myers
Godzilla: King of the Monsters avoids the essence of its brand almost as aggressively as it avoids working on its script.
The Revenant
M.C. Myers
The Revenant is a powerful statement on cinematic realism affected but not marred by its real toil. It's old cinema made epic again.
M.C. Myers
Interstellar's brilliant technical filmmaking hinges on a story thwarted by melodrama. Its head is full of ideas, but its heart is empty.
Let Me In
M.C. Myers
Let Me In is an arousing remake that makes a cautionary tale more streamlined, romantic, and cathartic, three things it probably never intended to be.
Exorcist II Linda Blair
M.C. Myers
Despite its meandering awkwardness, one of the most hated horror films of all time features a compelling creative vision and the visuals of an epic.
Dave Bautista Army of the Dead
M.C. Myers
Army of the Dead's ruthless devotion to plagiarization is its most passionate aspect. Less effort was never spent on a film so casually praised.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
M.C. Myers
The new Texas Chainsaw Massacre film is exactly what you would expect from rebooting this dirty series into the glossed-up legacy sequel model.
The Batman
M.C. Myers
Admirably grounded and well-cast, The Batman tries its best to add relevance to a cluttered canon amid broken thriller mechanics and aloof dialogue.
Zodiac
M.C. Myers
The 15th anniversary of Zodiac is the perfect occasion to revisit David Fincher's best film and see how the thriller epic holds up in 2022.
Batman
M.C. Myers
Batman reflects the charm and the cost of a script that was not properly finished. But its lead and its meticulous visual design still enchant.