It is somewhat difficult to recommend Madness in the Method to non-fans of Mewes or Kevin Smith's previous work. It has it's moments of hilarity and a handful of amusingly playful scenes, but it's one only for the fans because of it. It lacks anything substantial to invite a casual audience enough to make a great impression
Once Upon a Time In Hollywood is a film made with exceptional craft and a deep sense of passion. It's a surprisingly mournful film one minute and a characteristically silly film the next, juggling a dozen different emotions, subjects, and themes... and almost catching them all.
After Endgame, which was the Marvel movie to end all Marvel movies, it's somewhat of a surprise that Far From Home breathes more life into the long-running cinematic universe. Or those of the Spider-Man variety at the very least.
Rocketman only succeeds at being a more entertaining and creative film than last years Bohemian Rhapsody, thanks to its musical aspects that offer something more impressionistic than the norm. But without those few excentric flourishes, the film is your standard copy and paste job in Hollywoods latest music biopic trend.
The problem with Parabellum isn't its craft. If judged by the technical artistry of its action you would say its sensational. There are at least 5 truly fantastic set pieces that demonstrate the amazing talents of Keanu Reeves (Siberia, Bram Stoker’s Dracula) director Chad Stahelski and his stunt team, and editor Evan Schiff. You can see them putting their all into this movie. Yet it all starts to feel so superficial without any relatable stakes or emotional [...]