Netflix’s manga-based action show is light on sense but heavy on stylish fun.
Ron Howard’s gripping historical space thriller teaches us a lot about frustrated expectations in our current moment (and the resolve to overcome them).
John Harvatine IV & Tom Root’s attempt at recapturing the goofy joy of “Robot Chicken” is a disappointing mess.
A look at the Scripps National Spelling Bee tells a compelling story about both word power & the immigrant experience.
The Office’s Greg Daniels and Steve Carell reunite for a clunky satire of Trump-era politics.
Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan’s Hulu series looks at human folly from an alien—and fittingly cynical—perspective.
Alice Wu’s sophomore feature is a kind-hearted effort that balances a bevy of inspirations, even if it’s too on-the-nose for stretches.
Alien robots and evil Norse gods may prove a thrill to the multiplex, but here, they’re not much more intimidating than adolescence.
Ad-Rock and Mike D collaborate once more with Spike Jonze in a colorful & touching documentary.
The League’s Jeff Schaffer crafts a winsome microbrew sitcom with a lot of potential.
Benh Zeitlin’s follow up to “Beasts of the Southern Wild” loses its way in a muddle of fairy dust and magical realism.
Disney continues to shuffle off Fox’s remaining output with this limp, awkward adaptation of the Jack London novel.
Jonathan Demme’s Talking Heads doc is beautifully chaotic in construction, but most of it comes from David Byrne’s performance.
This softer, gentler workplace sitcom from some of the “It’s Always Sunny” folks is funny but not without some glitches.
Despite some strange tonal shifts, this warm family film has sweetness & heart.
Kristen Stewart battles a sinking sealab and aquatic beasties in this drab, but workable deep-sea thriller.
Jake Kasdan’s followup to the surprisingly fun 2017 sequel loses some of the original’s luster.
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