“Avatar: The Way of Water”: One-Sentence Review

While Avatar: The Way of Water is 45 minutes too long, no director does sinking-ship sequences more spectacularly than James Cameron.

8.5 out of 12 Tamales

“Terminator: Dark Fate”: One-Sentence Review

The only future director Tim Miller’s Dark Fate predicts is one of middling Terminator storylines that not even a game-ready Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton—nor stylish action sequences—can save.

6.5 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