'Jojo Rabbit': Uneven coming-of-age story
In this satirical comedy-drama, an imaginary Adolf Hitler is a young man's imaginary best friend, portrayed here as part-sidekick, part-villain and part-goofball.
'Black and Blue': Topical thriller doesn't live up to its potential
"Black and Blue" could have been a great little B-picture, also relevant and edgy. Instead, it's a near miss.
'Zombieland: Double Tap': Reasonably entertaining sequel
Thanks to its reunited cast (Woody Harrelson steals every scene), all happily playing to type, there's only so wrong "Zombieland: Double Tap" can go.
'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil': Needless sequel
Instead of aiming for the elemental simplicity of a fairy tale, "Mistress of Evil" fills itself with the politics and detail of the fairy-human struggle.
'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie': Massively enjoyable wrap
Aaron Paul's character, Jesse Pinkman, needed completion. He gets that here.
'Gemini Man': New technology, old story
Will Smith stars as a retiring assassin being pursued by a younger clone of himself in Ang Lee's "Gemini Man."
'Lucy in the Sky': Sensitive, but not fully satisfying
LI's Natalie Portman gives a fine-tuned performance as an astronaut whose recent space mission leaves her with something like existential PTSD.
'Joker' packs plenty of laughing fits, delivers no punchline
Phoenix may not erase Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning Joker in 2008's "The Dark Knight," but he puts a memorably ghastly stamp on this incarnation.
'Dolemite Is My Name': Eddie Murphy is terrific
In his first major film role in years, Eddie Murphy's performance is funny, sharp, poignant and full of love.
Scorsese's 'The Irishman' is not just another mob drama
The epic yet poignant film is informed by the long history the filmmaker has with his stars, including Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel.