This isn't the Usual Suspects with its grand reveal. The suspense is contained in the weaving of the narrative as Slowik relentlessly leads his guests through the menu for the night. It's a little bit of Very Bad Things and Knives Out -- characters receive self-revelations when their feet meet the fire, but it's far too late for them. The overall theme, exploring the death of art in a social media world, measures toxicity the way tasters seek out acidity in their dishes.
Out of Hand — Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Review
Right now, Marvel Cinematic Universe is doggedly jumping through every loop and loophole it can to make the next phase of its cinematic universe bigger and better. With Disney+ shows adding another dimension (lol!) to the mix in addition to the comic book source material, things -- as dark Dr. Strange says in the trailer but not in the movie -- just got out of hand.
Multiversity — Everything Everywhere All at Once Review
Regardless, or irregardless, Everything Everywhere All at Once is a masterpiece. Its title isn't just appropriate for the plot -- it's the method in which the film delivers its story. The film will overwhelm you with images, sensations, and an experience that will make you laugh, cry, and shout, "What the what?!"
Musicology — CODA Review
In ways, CODA is an orchestra of characters playing in and out of harmony. There's a slight but pertinent dissonance in some of the chords as conflicts come to play, but that's where the film shines brightest as it highlights common human struggles.
Deja Vu – Matrix Resurrections Review
has its fingerprints all over modern-day pop-culture, and Resurrections' self-referential scripting taps into the wake of the original trilogy's gigantic influence on media by putting the Matrix into the Matrix.
Squad Goals — The Suicide Squad Review
The Suicide Squad is revolutionary.
There. I said it.
Pique Entertainment — In the Heights Review
De la Vega has his own dreams -- to one day return to the place of his favorite memories, the Dominican Republic. Having lost his parents at a young age, Usnavi hopes to continue where his father left off by rebuilding the oceanside cafecito that now lies in ruins after the hurricane.
The Main Event — Godzilla vs. Kong Review
Fans have been waiting years -- ever since it was teased -- at the prospect of having the two most popular titans in cinema history go head to head in an ultimate winner takes all fight.
Evergreen — Minari Review
Jacob Yi, a South Korean immigrant with ambitious plans, hopes to corner the market on Korean produce by building a farm that can supplant importers supplying Dallas stores with inferior goods.
Flawed — Mortal Kombat Review
The 2021 reboot to the cult-class Mortal Kombat released way back in 1995 brings back a lot of characters that fans will instantly recognize along with several others who have never before made it to the silver screen.