“Another Round”: One-Sentence Review

Capturing middle age at the bottom of a vodka bottle, Another Round, with a virtuoso turn by Mads Mikkelsen, teems with verve and bravado.

11 out of 12 Tamales

“Mare of Easttown: Season One”: One-Sentence Review

HBO Max’s everyone-might-have-done-it series, Mare of Easttown, may overplay the subterfuge, but Kate Winslet and the cast’s exceptional performance keep the audience enthralled.

9 out of 12 Tamales

“Army of the Dead”: One-Sentence Review

All brawn, no smarts—who cares—Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead is the perfect Netflix summer tentpole, a smash ‘em up,  gnash ‘em up that’s pure brainless-zombie fun.

8 out of 12 Tamales

“Cruella”: One-Sentence Review

Stylishly punk rock, Cruella, thanks in large part to a debonairly devilish Emma Stone and a great supporting cast, is a fashionable edition to Disney’s live action library. 

10 out of 12 Tamales

“The Mitchells vs. the Machines”: One-Sentence Review

The human element is never obsolete in Netflix’s The Mitchells vs. the Machines, another top-level animated film from the studio that brought us the just-as-creative Into the Spider-Verse.

11 out of 12 Tamales

“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”: One-Sentence Review

A rare stumble for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Falcon and the Winter Soldier squanders poignant themes, fails to deliver on the promise of its progressive storylines, and wastes some of the better straight-to-streaming action sequences.

6.5 out of 12 Tamales