For two hours, “Logan Lucky” offers many great jazz-like riffs on the familiar melodies of the heist-movie plot. Its reworkings of those melodies bring new delights to the tired notes of heist films, including “Ocean’s 11” and its two sequels. It also reminds us, while altering those melodies, how much we like those worn-out old plots.
The Dark Tower destroys, through its reductive vision, creative possibilities for good fantasy storytelling.
Midway through Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, I thought we were witnessing one of the greatest visual experiences in movie history.
In an era of superhero movies galore, Dunkirk reminds us again of real human fragility and fear.
This movie asks us to side with the apes, to root against the human army that they face, and to feel elated at the prospect of a planet full of sentient apes, without sentient humans.
In constructing an entire world, The Wire highlights a much more complicated way of approaching moral life than is often attempted.