The 2018 setting only makes its more confusing and ironically more old fashion. Without a modern point of view all the updates of setting land with a thud when the plot beats keep their 19th century stylings.
For the Trump obsessed, there is a sub theme of treating obvious lies, even those written in stone, with obvious caution and questioning. That surely will draw some ire from the fake news believers.
Assasination Nation is directed within an inch of its life. It never gives you a chance to breath or think for yourself. Half of it is brilliant and the other half is overwrought.
Next Gen wants to be a kids movie that is deep enough to talk about with their kids.
Holofcener has made a flawed film about a flawed and sad man unable to find his stature.
Nappily Ever After comes off soft because the obstacles are easy. That can happen when there is too smart and complex for the world she lives in.
Clock is light on the psychology and heavy on the magic and mythology. Clock is a pre-teen film that only wants to lightly scare and not traumatize.
Merritt, Mathew McConaughey and the rest of the cast deliver believable performances. White Boy Rick just never elevates itself beyond its own squalid dreams.
Feig delivers some darkly funny stuff but not enough serious mystery. There is no Hitchcock bounce, just Feig wasting his voice on something that doesn’t suit his style.