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The sequel to the Oscar-winning original is mature, wilder, and more ambitious—but it’s ultimately one half of a movie.
An own goal.
An improvement on Fallen Order, but still flawed.
James Gunn is hooked on a feeling—but his overstuffed movie occasionally gets out of hand.
Another instantly-forgettable Disney live-action remake—I never want to revisit this Neverland.
Ana de Armas and Chris Evans’ charm can’t rescue this spy rom-com.
Partly aimless, the Star Wars series’ third eight-chapter batch ended in a way that signalled it might be done for good.
Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler deliver utter garbage.
The incredible, intense, and innovative action is ultimately overwhelming, overdrawn, and results in an overlong movie.
Looks terrible, lacks the original’s freshness, and struggles with its extended cast.
Enamoured by politics and conspiracies, the SonyLIV original series forgets what made it interesting.
The first season of the HBO series tweaks, expands, and moves beyond the 2013 eponymous video game in marvellous ways.
Jonathan Majors is great but his Kang—the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s next big bad—suffers in a film that looks fake and struggles to sketch an arc for its growing ensemble.
The Disney+ Hotstar remake—with Anil Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur—is fine, but it can’t live up to the original.
From Iran to France, and from Ireland to South Korea.
In a year when proper dramas hit back.
James Cameron delivers the biggest ‘video game movie’ ever.
It does shine in a thrilling half-hour, deep into the movie.
Time for a next-gen showdown.
Next-gen is expensive.
Ready for next-gen, but it isn’t here yet.
It panders too much to Chinese interests, and squanders the potential it had.
I watched a lot of TV this decade — it became work halfway in — so I figured I’d make something out of it.
Netflix keeps making regressive reality TV because people keep watching it.
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