Late Night works as a gently funny (if somewhat toothless) dramedy, thanks to a combination of authentic performances and Kaling's sincere writing.
Plus One is a charming, grounded romantic comedy that's equal parts laugh out loud funny and genuinely sweet, with strong performances from its leads.
Shaft is a bland requel that sacrifices the qualities that make this franchise relevant, in order to crack tired jokes about millennials instead.
The Dead Don't Die's premise simply isn't developed enough to sustain the entire film, even with a great cast and Jarmusch's dark wit at its disposal.
Dark Phoenix provides an unsatisfying ending to the X-Men film franchise, with a storyline that's neither character-driven nor well-developed.
Though The Secret Life of Pets 2 features plenty of cutesy animal shenanigans, this only does so much to compensate for its flimsy and episodic story.
Ma is elevated by Octavia Spencer's terrifically creepy performance, even as it struggles to realize the full potential of its horror movie premise.
Netflix's Always Be My Maybe is a charming, laugh out loud romantic comedy, bolstered by its leads' performances, and perfect for fans of the genre.
King of the Monsters offers the campy pleasures of an old-school Godzilla sequel, despite going overboard with its relentless kaiju battles.
Rocketman features a stunning, powerful star turn from Taron Egerton as Elton John in a sharp and entertaining jukebox musical-style biopic.
The Perfection has fun telling its twisty story, which is bolstered by the compelling performances of both Allison Williams and Logan Browning.
Rim of the World attempts a new spin on the sci-fi adventure genre, but it fails to live up to, or set itself apart from, the movies that inspired it.
Brightburn is a creepy, bloody genre mashup that fails to fully explore the fascinating questions it raises about the dark side of being a superhero.
Booksmart puts a fun, fresh and female spin on the high school coming-of-age comedy with a hilarious script and excellent performances from its leads.
Aladdin is a jubilant and energetic Disney retelling that mostly succeeds in updating the animated version, even if it never feels quite as magical.
The Sun Is Also A Star adapts the YA novel into an unapologetically sincere, and somewhat cheesy, contemporary love story that's still swoonworthy.
Photograph finds joy in the spaces between its story mechanics, which makes it easier to appreciate the film's occasionally patience-trying methods.
See You Yesterday is a fascinating and creative genre mashup that demonstrates Bristol's blossoming talent as an inventive filmmaker.