“The Book of Henry” (PG-13) – Colin Trevorrow exhibited his heart in the right place and yet, his latest film is freaking absurd, engaging in questionable twists and morals. C-
“Rough Night” (R) – Freaking ridiculous from start to finish; however, Kate McKinnon’s hilarious Australian accent saved the day. In general, McKinnon slightly redeems the absurd mess. D
“Cars 3” (G) – Lightning McQueen is forced to consider retirement. The “Cars” franchise ran out of fuel a long time ago. Retire once and for all. C
“All Eyez on Me” (R) – The initial hour or so is a snoozefest. The final hour and thirty minutes are slightly intriguing. The point is “All Eyez on Me” begs to be another “Straight Outta Compton” (2015) and never achieves the goal when all is said and done. D+
“47 Meters Down” (PG-13) – Lacks a coherent narrative, just some sharks yearning to bite two close knit sisters. Despite a few moderately tense moments, you cannot escape the one dimensional screenplay. D-
“Band Aid” (NR) – Despite necessitating the emotional oomph, Zoe Lister-Jones and Adam Pally respectably examines relationships among the couples and the neighbors. C+
“Dean” (PG-13) – Poignant and endearing, the director-writer-actor Demetri Martin impeccably examines grief, parenthood, and friendships. The film strikes a chord when you least expect it. B
“Beatriz at Dinner” (R) – Salma Hayek is brilliant here. Moreover, the director Miguel Arteta provides the mostly unsuccessful political statement, pointing the middle finger to the President Donald Trump. Despite slightly tapping into the zeitgeist, the abrupt conclusion may piss you off. C
Review Structure Key
Regular reviews ~ Word count varies.
Mini reviews ~ Positives and negatives (+/-) analysis.
Brief reviews ~ One hundred words, more or less.
Thirty Second reviews ~ Multiple films will be reviewed all at once, hence the editions. One sentence to three sentences. Primarily utilized for when I have personal commitments (may or may not be stated).