Marvel’s web-crawler predictably holds the box office, while The Farewell puts up a respectable showing for an A24 dramedy.
Never has something looked so photorealistic and felt so fake.
The box office performance of Spider-Man: Far From Home helps drag a slower movie summer out of its funk, while Toy Story 4 keeps chugging along.
Last weekend saw poor performance for the latest Conjuring flick, in a summer of diminishing returns for franchise sequels.
Dennis Do’s lushly animated recounting of the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia is striking but lacks much-needed specificity.
Pixar’s fourth trip into the toybox opens up fascinating existential questions while maintaining its delightful core of childlike whimsy.
The sequel to the popular 2016 film has its characters learning new tricks, but its overabundance of plot and characters neuter its message.
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One of Hayao Miyazaki’s lighter, sentimental films is a celebration of ordinary life & parental love as seen through the eyes of a child.
One of Miyazaki’s most enduring classics, Princess Mononoke addresses the concepts of violence and hatred in a way young viewers can understand.
Miyazaki’s animated classic effortlessly blends magical realism with a relatable coming-of-age story about building community.
In 1988, Hayao Miyazaki found a bright, adorable way to explore the freedom and exuberance of childhood, and invites adults to see it anew.
While this animated kid’s film carries its titular dolls’ message of loving your imperfections, the end result is still a little too safe.
Laika’s latest mixes action, humor & message in a great family movie.
Burton’s dark, misguided adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel ages particularly poorly among the rest of his works.
Tim Burton’s recent films are dismissed as confused (dark) shadows of his career heights, but they contain brief glimmers of the filmmaker’s return to form.
Nickelodeon’s latest family film is a boilerplate adventure that roller-coasts on its own basic competence.
Closing out Dreamworks’ trilogy of high-flying Viking adventures, The Hidden World offers a satisfying cap to the trials of Hiccup and Toothless.