Hell or High Water’s topnotch acting from Jeff Bridges and Ben Foster, adept directing from Englishman David Mackenzie (Young Adam), and colloquially superb dialogue from Sicario scribe Taylor Sheridan, collectively deliver one of the decade’s better modern-westerns.
10.5 out of 12 Tamales
With an infectious ’80s pop soundtrack, an array of quirky characters, and a charming, coming-of-age love story, John Carney’s Sing Street delivers the year’s best movie so far, by far.
11 out of 12 Tamales
The pop art one sheets and the perfectly edited movie trailers, with their catchy, feel-good music, promised us the next great superhero (read antihero) movie; instead, what we got in Suicide Squad is a sophomoric, choppily edited disappointment, with its only redeeming quality being an outstanding performance from Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Will Smith’s Deadshot.
6 out of 12 Tamales