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The Lion King (2019)

None of this Lion King is bad, but none of it is particularly inspired, either.  

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Midsommar (2019)

I found the story to be both intensely-compelling and yet emotionally-wearying at the same time.

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Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

Good horror films should rattle your cage, and this one does a pretty good job of that.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Peter Parker’s immersion into Marvel’s cinematic canon seamlessly continues with a well-acted, richly-textured sequel that somehow manages to be dramatically compelling and a consistently fun from start to finish.

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Yesterday (2019)

Yesterday tiptoes around the fact that it creates an unappealing world by keeping its tone breezy and fun.

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)

The Secret Life of Pets 2 has just enough enthusiasm to keep kids from destroying the theater around them.

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The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

Yeah, it has moments of dry cleverness and some downright wacky performances, but this Dead ultimately dies with a dull thud.

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Toy Story 4 (2019)

This third reunion of Pixar’s flagship characters finds everyone in great form, with some brilliant additions who prove that the famed digital studio still has plenty of tricks stored in its magic Mary Poppins-style bag.

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Child’s Play (2019)

Child’s Play has its share of genuine scares, but its best moments flaunt a cheerfully wicked sense of humor.  This is cinematic junk food at its absolute finest.  

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Late Night (2019)

After suffering through several courses of limp, brainless summer blockbusters, Late Night is a welcome sorbet.  

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