With the help of an all-star cast and a perfectly synced soundtrack, Edgar Wright, who’s made a career of turning genre films on their head (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz”), directs a convention-blurring, career-defining masterpiece in “Baby Driver.”
11.5 out of 12 Tamales
“Okja’s” two protagonists, 14 year-old Mija and the film’s eponymously named super-pig, pull at the proverbial heartstrings, but the movie’s uneven tone and unlikable side characters almost send it to slaughter.
7 out 12 Tamales
Even though “Wonder Woman” follows the familiar plot beats of a typical superhero origin story, its above average action sequences, and its welcome infusion of humor into an otherwise drab Justice League Universe leads to the start of a potentially wonderful franchise.
9 out of 12 Tamales
“Cars 3,” a hodgepodge of retreaded storylines and generic dialogue, adds another middle-of-the-road entry to Pixar’s least winning franchise.
6 out of 12 Tamales
“War Machine’s” uneven tone, underdeveloped characters, and Brad Pitt’s distracting grunt-and-snarl delivery adds up to a war satire that misses its target.
5 out of 12 Tamales
While “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” isn’t able to re-capture the rambunctious energy of the original, its likable characters and its more-hit-than-miss humor saves this “Galaxy” from implosion.
7.5 out of 12 Tamales
Despite being set in the future, “Ghost in the Shell” feels decidedly obsolete and generic, a hollow film that stylistically copies more from Luc Besson than its own source anime.
3.5 out of 12 Tamales