An unapologetically ridiculous parody of revenge thrillers that revels in its gore and garrulity in equal measure — in short, the perfect panacea for those suffering from prestige fatigue.
Uniformly accomplished, uniformly depressing, this year’s competitors for the Documentary Short Oscar are a collection of films probing the uglier side of our sociological zeitgeist.
Depressing, distressing and self-obsessing, the films in competition for the 2019 Live Action Short Oscar are some of my least favorite in recent memory.
A bit underwhelming in comparison to last year’s lineup, the 2019 animated shorts are uniformly likable if not overwhelmingly so.
A war hero-turned-beach-bum must choose between saving his child and ex from an abusive jerk or catching a really big fish. A film every bit as good as its premise would suggest — which is to say, not very good at all.
A mesmerizing meditation on the vicissitudes of fate, juxtaposing a very human romance against utterly inhuman circumstances.
An unnecessary and ill-conceived effort to create a shared Shyamalaniverse that fails to live up to the prior films in a poorly planned trilogy.