Film

GAGA Pictures

Daily Film explores iconic endings as the school year comes to a close.

Warner Bros.

Henry is at once a shimmering, impossibly magnetic image of the mafia’s verve and a wide window into the harsh realities of organized crime; a brute and a sympath.

Detroit Free Press

Even as you leave, you’ll carry that with you, a small charm — an amazing grace — in your pocket.

A24

“High Life” calls to mind “2001: A Space Odyssey” and perhaps a dystopian “Star Trek.” Rich with brilliant colors and mind-bending interstellar graphics, the film immerses the viewer in space. Puns unintended, “High Life” revolves around a black hole — an absent center representing absence itself.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

In the run-up to “Avengers: Endgame,” I’m running down every movie and TV show the MCU has ever put out and ranking them based on how well they tell their stories with the means available to them. This is the final part of a four part series.

"The Aftermath"

If you’re after a thoughtful and original work of art, this is not the film you’re looking for.

"Thor: Ragnarok"

In the run-up to “Avengers: Endgame,” I’m running down every movie and TV show the MCU has ever put out and ranking them based on how well they tell their stories with the means available to them. This is part three of a four part series.

"Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island"

Unable to create multidimensional characters, and providing minimal frame of reference for the characters’ relationships, the film is nothing short of lifeless, earning itself a label as just another low-quality drama.

Netflix

All in all, “The Perfect Date” is a charmless, instantly forgettable addition to the romantic comedy canon.

"The Hummingbird Project"

Some real-life stories are, simply put, too banal to be told on the screen. But in the utterly perplexing case of “The Hummingbird Project,” writer-director Kim Nguyen (“War Witch”) delivers a completely fictional story that is more banal than reality itself.