“The Adam Project”: One-Sentence Review

All concept, no execution, The Adam Project is a hodgepodge of sci-fi films and father-son dramas that came before and did it better.

5 out of 12 Tamales

“Abbott Elementary: Season One”: One-Sentence Review

The authenticity, with only mild hyperbole, of the American classroom has never been encapsulated quite as well as in ABC’s ferociously funny and big-hearted Abbott Elementary.

11 out of 12 Tamales

“Euphoria: Season Two”: One-Sentence Review

Despite an initial sophomore slump, Euphoria aces its second season’s final episodes by recommitting to what this show does best—tantalize and sensationalize.

9 out of 12 Tamales

“Turning Red”: One-Sentence Review

Turning Red’s giant panda smashes through metaphorical and literal walls to give us Pixar’s—or really any other animation studio’s—fiercest take on the perils of pleasing parents and the awkwardness of adolescence.

10.5 out of 12 Tamales

“The Batman”: One-Sentence Review

Tinged in goth and grunge, Matt Reeves’ The Batman broods new life into DC’s cornerstone franchise, and Robert Pattinson claims his place, deservedly, next to Bale and Keaton on the Rushmore of Dark Knights.

10.5 out of 12 Tamales

“Inventing Anna”: One-Sentence Review

Netflix’s Anna doesn’t reinvent the genre—or pretend to—but Julia Garner’s near-perfect impersonation of debatably sociopathic Anna Delvey is Hannibal Lecter gone couture.

8.5 out of 12 Tamales

“The Alpinist”: One-Sentence Review

A mountaineering marvel, Marc-André Leclerc is both lyrical and frustratingly selfish with his gift of climb, but either outlook has you at the edge of your seat in Netflix’s The Alpinist.

10 out of 12 Tamales