Naomi Harris helps elevate Black and Blue beyond its genre trappings with a strong performance, but Black and Blue is a largely generic thriller.
Countdown relies too heavily on jump scares, but still fails to distract from a gimmicky premise, a poorly developed script and thin characters.
Jojo Rabbit thrives as both an intrepid satire and a sincere coming of age dramedy, seamlessly blending wacky humor with genuine heartbreak.
Driven by its stars' maniacal performances, The Lighthouse makes for an impeccably crafted, though thematically uneven, blend of horror and humor.
Dolemite Is My Name is a simple, yet affectionate ode to Moore that brings his story to life through an appealing blend of humor, heart, and music.
The Laundromat is a scattered, disappointing effort by Soderbergh that fails to make the most its source material and talented ensemble.
Zombieland: Double Tap may be light on plot and a little messy, but it's just as clever, hilarious and gory as the first film - and plenty of fun.
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is an entertaining return to the View Askewniverse that celebrates the past while keeping an eye fixed on the future.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil expands the world of Disney's retelling with high fantasy action, but suffers from a weak plot and thin characters.
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is a satisfying and emotional epilogue to the TV drama, featuring another standout performance by Paul.
The Addams Family is a cute 3D animated reboot of the classic macabre family, with an important message at its heart about accepting others.
Thanks to some strong work by Smith and its better set pieces, Gemini Man partly succeeds at overcoming its bland plot and occasionally iffy visuals.
Lucy in the Sky gets too caught up in technical flourishes and repetitive philosophizing to do anything compelling with its premise or characters.
The True Don Quixote is an offbeat and entertaining spin on the famous story, bolstered by a dedicated Tim Blake Nelson performance.
Joaquin Phoenix goes full Clown Prince of Crime in Phillips' stylish crime drama, but it's not enough to mask the sense of emptiness at Joker's core.
In the Tall Grass has suitably creepy moments peppered throughout, but its overall narrative lacks cohesion and can be confusing at times.
Running With the Devil is a dull, disjointed affair that unfortunately wastes the talents of its high-profile ensemble cast.
The Death of Dick Long balances hilarious black comedy with surprisingly empathetic drama, even as its central mystery takes some wild turns.