mother! is an ambitious work that bucks traditional storytelling techniques with its aspirations, but its approach will not be for all moviegoers.
American Assassin is a preposterous, but lean and mean Mitch Rapp thriller adaptation elevated by Michael Keaton's turn as Rapp's grizzled mentor.
As a coming of age parable, IT succeeds at being both horrifying and emotionally-resonant, even while adapting only half of King's original story.
Good Time's inspired style, coupled with Pattinson's compelling performance, are enough to carry the film past its narrative shortcomings.
Logan Lucky is an entertaining romp powered by a smart script, strong performances across the board, and great direction.
The Hitman's Bodyguard is a mediocre action flick elevated by the talent and comedic chemistry of Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds.
Wind River is a decent, if flawed, directorial effort from Sheridan that showcases his strength as an actors' director, more than as a writer.
Annabelle: Creation makes for a solid Conjuring prequel, with scares and thrills that make up for any noticeable shortcomings in the script.
Detroit makes for a disturbing and unnerving portrayal of real historical events, but has less success as a work of sociopolitical commentary.
The Dark Tower is a mixed bag of abridged mythology from King's book series, fun performances from Elba and McConaughey, and uninspired action.
The Emoji Movie squanders the talents of its capable voice cast on an animated film that is as cynical in its outlook as it was in its conception.
Atomic Blonde is a stylish, yet uneven, thriller, punctuated by a strong performance by Theron and thrilling action set pieces.
Luc Besson's Valerian is a visually stunning, if overlong, sci-fi romp that's weighed down by an uncharming dynamic between its two leads.
Dunkirk makes for Christopher Nolan's most intense and nerve-wracking thriller yet, delivering a strikingly terse viewing experience in the process.
Rich in emotional honesty and equal parts funny/moving, The Big Sick successfully infuses the traditional rom-com formula with a modern sensibility.
War for the Planet of the Apes is as satisfying a conclusion to Caesar's journey as it is a compelling standalone, big-budget blockbuster experience.
Spider-Man: Homecoming works as both a (very) funny high school comedy/drama and strong standalone superhero movie set in the MCU.
The House is a solid, if unremarkable, big studio comedy with fleeting moments of humor peppered throughout its runtime.
Despicable Me 3 offers enough in the way of zany, irreverent entertainment (with a dose of heart) to please steadfast fans of the franchise.