"Les Misérables" is maybe an unfortunate title for this electric thriller that will confuse viewers who are expecting to see Jean Valjean and a few song and dance numbers. But in telling a more modern story, themes of inequality, class oppression and street-level rage eerily feel like echoes from Victor Hugo's classic novel, and send home the message that the more things change, the more things stay the same.
"The Report" has a lot to say about an important subject, but it gets lost in the proverbial stack of exposition and explanation.
The latest film from Bong Joon Ho ("Snowpiercer," "Okja") is funny, thrilling and poignant, and is a must-see for anyone looking to fill out their "Best of 2019" scorecards.
The latest Stephen King novella to get a film adaptation, "In the Tall Grass" loses itself in a maze of senseless thrills.
It's amazing to me that the new film "Joker" has already stoked such a visceral reaction among fans and critics alike. It will be hated, it will be loved, and there's validity to both sides of the debate. But for a film to incite such strong emotions - good or bad - it must be effectively operating on some level, and for me, it's as unforgettable a film as you'll see all year.
A beautifully-rendered drama that affects the senses, what "Monos" lacks in narrative it makes up for in mood.
Deeply disturbing and at times excruciatingly painful to watch, this brutal revenge film is a nuanced, unflinching shock to the system.
Hugo Weaving's niece, Samara Weaving is fun to watch, but "Ready or Not" finds itself caught between horror and comedy...and it comes up short in both areas.
If you've already binged through the latest season of "Stranger Things" on Netflix and are looking for more adult fare this weekend, there are probably better options out there than "Point Blank."
Look, this movie is not for everyone. But welcome to the new sub-genre of horror, the Ari Aster film.
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