20th Century Fox

What it lacks in brains, the film makes up for with pure, unabashed earnestness.

Elise Godfryd

Overall, these shorts are great, and each one approaches its subject matter with considerable care.

"Cold Pursuit"

The first fifteen minutes of “Cold Pursuit” hit all the clichés we’d expect. Neeson steps out into the night, kills people, growls at people and kills people after growling at them.

"Valentine's Day"

It’s like if you make pie and fill it with things that individually taste good, then mix them all together in a dough of weak plot and flimsy characters.

"The Lego Movie"

As it stands, this second Lego movies that we do have accurately reflects with it is like for children to play with Lego, because the story comes across as though it was completely made up as its writers went along.


“Velvet Buzzsaw,” a hot mess of high art horror-satire from Netflix, is the absolute best kind of bad movie. Written and directed by Dan Gilroy (“Nightcrawler”), the film is such a nebulous rollercoaster of jumbled ideas and characters that there is not one dull moment throughout.

20th Century Fox

The world can be unfeeling and cruel, but “The Kid Who Would Be King” explains to its young audience that they don’t have to be, and in its sincerity, it may remind adults of the same thing.


If you asked my twelve-to-sixteen-year-old self who the dreamiest celebrity was you would get one answer, and one answer only: Leo.

"Cold War"

I was looking for an antidote. With Valentine’s Day a week out, I tried not to get my hopes up. But I was searching for a romance film that tasted better: not the syrupy spoonful of infeasibility, not the stale sensation of overused formula, not the acrid aftertaste of leftover chauvinism.

"Honey Boy"

Like a buried, bruised memory come to life, “Honey Boy” is as unabashedly raw in its depiction of troublesome father-son dynamics as it is vibrant in its fantastic performances.