Sequels rarely, if ever, lap the originals.
Worst case scenarios include “Zoolander 2,” “Caddyshack II” and, gasp, “Jaws 3D.” Even well-intentioned sequels (“Godfather III”) come up embarrassingly short.
So it’s …
The best indie films don’t treat audiences like children.
Major plot points aren’t spelled out in crayon or Voice of God-style narration. The audience is trusted to tease out the …
There’s too much blood, sweat and cinematic tears spilled in “1917” to be crushed by a gimmick.
It still comes too close for comfort.
Director Sam Mendes’ film, a brilliantly …
In “Underwater,” no one can hear you muttering, “what the bleep is going on?”
This “Alien” clone features indecipherable jump scares, dialogue and kills. What did she say? Where is he …
There’s something seriously off about “Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich.”
Sure, the film spills so much blood and entrails it’s like a “Saw” highlight reel. It’s not that, though. It …
At the beginning of Terrence Malick’s “A Hidden Life,” Franz Yagerstatter (August Diehl) is returning home to his family.
Living in Austria during the early days of Nazi recruitment and the …