film-reviews

The Poignant Pointlessness of ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’

The director returns to his mangled magnum opus, proving that his original vision was far better than Joss Whedon’s. But it’s in service to a view of superheroes (and comic-book movies) that already feels outdated.

In ‘Coming 2 America,’ Prince Akeem Is Back but Eddie Murphy Isn’t

Thirty-three years later, the superstar revisits one of his most beloved characters — only to forget what made him so special

The Must-See ‘Test Pattern’ Is a Warning for ‘Good Guys’ Trying to Be Heroes

This new indie chronicles a sensitive boyfriend hoping to save the day after a sexual assault. Surprise — he’s actually doing more harm than good

The Russos Tried to Marvel-ify a Heroin War Drama. It’s a Disaster.

In ‘Cherry,’ Tom Holland does his best to play a young man scarred by war and heroin, but the film (based on the acclaimed semi-autobiographical novel) is too invested in showing off to say anything meaningful