“500 Days of Summer”: Throwback-Tamales Review

It’s been almost 10 years since writer-director Marc Webb’s “500 Days of Summer” dexterously romanticized breaking up and perfectly skewed the perception of perfection—all while setting it to an outstanding, now quintessential, soundtrack.
11 out of 12 Tamales

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”: One-Sentence Review

Gorgeous animation and strong storytelling give the final entry in the “How to Train Your Dragon” series an emotional, action-packed sendoff, one that will leave kids and adults alike misty-eyed.

10.5 out of 12 Tamales

Tamale Movie Reviews the Oscars 2019:

8. “Bohemian Rhapsody”—6.5 out of 12 Tamales
7. “BlacKkKlansman”—8 out of 12 Tamales
6. “A Star is Born”—8.5 out of 12 Tamales
5. “Black Panther”—8.5 out of 12 Tamales
4. “Green Book”—9 out of 12 Tamales
3. “The Favourite”—9.5 out of 12 Tamales
2. “Vice”—10 out of 12 Tamales
1. “Roma”—10.5 out of 12 Tamales

“Alita: Battle Angel”: One-Sentence Review

“Alita,” a kaleidoscope of highly executed action sequences, fires the synapses at full tilt; however, this comic-based, Pinocchio-inspired story runs out of steam twenty minutes too early.

8.5 out of 12 Tamales

“The Sixth Sense”: Throwback-Tamales Review

The twist ending that started it all is masterfully executed by writer-director M. Night Shyamalan in 1999’s “The Sixth Sense,” a well-crafted, haunting drama that still has us seeing dead people 20 years after its release.

11 out of 12 Tamales