“Alita: Battle Angel”: One-Sentence Review

“Alita,” a kaleidoscope of highly executed action sequences, fires the synapses at full tilt; however, this comic-based, Pinocchio-inspired story runs out of steam twenty minutes too early.

8.5 out of 12 Tamales

“The Sixth Sense”: Throwback-Tamales Review

The twist ending that started it all is masterfully executed by writer-director M. Night Shyamalan in 1999’s “The Sixth Sense,” a well-crafted, haunting drama that still has us seeing dead people 20 years after its release.

11 out of 12 Tamales

“Green Book”: One-Sentence Review

For a true story (or at least one inspired by truth) about traveling the Deep South, “Green Book” takes the safest route through the epicenter of the Civil Rights Movement; however, its lack of immediacy is overridden by the pure enjoyability of Viggo Mortensen’s Tony Lip and Mahershala Ali’s Dr. Shirley’s banter.

9 out of 12 Tamales