Nightmare Alley – A swing and a miss this boring noir drama is brimming with quality visuals and A list talent. Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara, and Cate Blanchett put the story through its paces and make it watchable to a point, but it is a hard watch.
Spider-Man No Way Home is the ultimate fan service hype machine but it is still the most fun and well-executed MCU entry since Endgame. There’s a lot to love about this Spider-Man movie, but there are a fair amount of flaws that prevent it from being great. Drawing vast influence from previous iterations and animated versions, No Way Home is without a doubt the MCU event of the year and will ultimately provide a shot in the arm for the theater industry.
Cowboy BeBop: The Movie – This classic is worth the trouble to find and is the perfect way to finish watching the critically acclaimed and beloved series.
Fargo – A Coen Brothers classic, Fargo was released in 1996 and has since become a cult classic that has also spawned a multi-season, award-winning TV show.
Pain & Gain – An insane true story about excess and greed, starring Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Mackie, and Dwayne Johnson, directed by Michael Bay.
House of Gucci is entertaining and smartly written with stellar performances from the leads of Lady Gaga and Adam Driver. Ridley Scott is on a substantial role of quality content and does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon. With deception, greed, and lust to spare, House of Gucci does not disappoint and sheds light on the world’s most well-known fashion brand’s darkest secrets.
King Richard – An award-worthy performance from Will Smith as Richard Williams fuels this incredibly detailed and emotional story about two of the greatest tennis players in history.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife – Afterlife is worth the price of the ticket because it does an OK job of connecting the original movie by relying heavily on the source material, but it isn’t so bold as to do anything outright new with the rest of the runtime.
The Thing – Keith David and Kurt Russell star in this atmospheric and genuinely terrifying sci-fi horror from John Carpenter. The Thing continues to impress nearly 40 years after its initial release.
Red Notice – a fun and entertaining movie, but ultimately feels disposable after it’s been watched. Full of amazing talent, it fails to find any sort of identity and instead relies on borrowing from more successful classics.