The Nun is a thinly-sketched Conjuring spinoff that's light on real scares, but offers enough stylish atmosphere to make up (some of) the difference.
Sierra Burgess is a Loser attempts to be a modern and progressive teen rom-com, but tends to lean on the genre's regressive tropes too much.
Destination Wedding aims to be the misanthrope's rom-com, but despite the charm of Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves, it's just plain unlikable.
Searching is a suspenseful drama, buoyed by its innovative filmmaking style and collection of strong performances by its leads.
The Little Stranger is a gripping adaptation that's more Gothic drama than horror-thriller, but may haunt you long after its credits are done rolling.
The Happytime Murders tries to mine all its comedy from R-rated puppet antics and Melissa McCarthy's typical schtick, but the jokes quickly wear thin.
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.