“Soul”: One-Sentence Review

Soul’s simpatico union of soulfulness and thoughtfulness harmonize well in Pixar’s latest rendering of CGI art imitating the wonders of life.

10 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

“Mulan (2020)”: One-Sentence Review

While Mulan’s tone and humor can be terse at times, the immense scope, the gorgeous cinematography, and inspiring action set pieces bring a certain gravitas to this worthwhile reimagining.

9.5 out of 12 Tamales

“Hamilton”: One-Sentence Review

Hamilton brings home the front-row: the catching tunes, the compelling story, and the melting pot of complexity—all in a two and a half hour revisionist, historical musical full of passion and soul.

12 out of 12 Tamales

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

Story and substance come together wonderfully in Disney Plus’s The Mandalorian, a Star Wars show that’s more than the sum of its Baby Yoda parts.

10.5 out of 12 Tamales

“Spider-Man: Far From Home”: One-Sentence Review

Even if this Spider-Man’s web falls a little short of reaching Homecoming, Far From Home’s relaxed tone, genuine laughs, and superhero-ready Jake Gyllenhaal make it the perfect contrast to the emotionally-charged Endgame.

9.5 out of 12 Tamales