“Promising Young Woman”: One-Sentence Review

With Carey Mulligan’s sharp and poised performance evoking hints of Kill Bill’s The Bride, Promising Young Woman rouses as it serves this dish of cautionary entertainment bitter cold.

11 out of 12 Tamales

“Cobra Kai: Season Three”: One-Sentence Review

As Cobra Kai’s third season effectively delves deeper into Karate Kid’s mythos, the present-day storylines go the way of Nintendo’s Double Dragon or Sega’s Streets of Rage, and that’s not remotely a bad thing.

9 out of 12 Tamales

“The Mandalorian: Season 2”: One-Sentence Review

Parrying minor growing pains before jumping into nostalgia-hyperdrive, The Mandalorian’s second season is a special effects extravaganza where Star Wars fandom is implemented with thoughtfulness and precision.

10 out of 12 Tamales

“The Christmas Chronicles 2” One-Sentence Review

The Christmas spirit remains steadfast, but with too many worked-better-in-first-one scenes and a concept that’s just too high, even for a holiday movie, Chronicles 2 is more naughty than nice.

6.5 out of 12 Tamales