Papillon is an effectively stark prison escape (and survival) adventure with solid performances, but only digs so deep into its themes and characters.
To All The Boys I've Loved Before is a charming young adult romantic comedy that tells a sweet and joyful story of young love for modern audiences.
Mile 22 isn't lacking when it comes to hard-hitting action, but is undone by its confused narrative and over-rushed attempt at franchise-building.
Crazy Rich Asians is a spectacular, heartwarming instant classic of a romantic comedy that brings some much-needed representation to the genre.
The Meg is an entertaining underwater monster movie and summer thrill ride that wholeheartedly embraces its inherent cheesiness without overdoing it.
BlacKkKlansman is a well-crafted dramatization of real events and one of Spike Lee's more effective cinematic sermons on racism in recent memory.
Christopher Robin is a re-imagining full of heart and soul that, like the best Disney features, has something of value to offer audiences of all ages.
The Darkest Minds is a solid enough dystopian sci-fi YA adaptation, elevated by Amandla Stenberg's performance, but it won't revive this film trend.
The Spy Who Dumped Me is an enjoyable female buddy romp that delivers sharp action and solid laughs - despite its shortcomings as a spy movie parody.
Teen Titans GO! To the Movies is solid entertainment for the kids, but it's undermined by a thin story that only scratches the surface.
Blindspotting effectively balances buddy comedy with astute social commentary, providing fun and gut-wrenching anger and despair in equal measure.
Fallout is not only (easily) the best pure action movie of Summer 2018, it's also the perfect culmination of the Mission: Impossible films thus far.
For Mamma Mia! fans, Here We Go Again! offers a jubilant return to the unapologetically silly world of the original ABBA stage musical-turned movie.
The Equalizer 2 is an equally stylish sequel to Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington's action drama, but with fewer thrills and surprises.
Eighth Grade masterfully captures the emotional horror of being a Generation Z middle-schooler, yet tells a universally relatable coming of age story.
Skyscraper is a serviceable action vehicle for a charming Dwayne Johnson, but even he can’t save it from repetitive set pieces and a stale story.
Boots Riley's Sorry to Bother You ambitiously pushes the envelope of the sci-fi and comedy genres for a wholly unique, refreshing and hilarious film.
How It Ends tries to balance drama and thrills with a sci-fi premise, but ultimately fails to deliver in this bland but beautiful apocalypse film.