“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”: One-Sentence Review

A rare stumble for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Falcon and the Winter Soldier squanders poignant themes, fails to deliver on the promise of its progressive storylines, and wastes some of the better straight-to-streaming action sequences.

6.5 out of 12 Tamales

“WandaVision”: One-Sentence Review

Hidden behind WandaVision’s quaint, subdued sitcom facade is an epic Marvel story of love and loss that falls only an episode or two short of perfection. 

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

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”: One-Sentence Review

The Comic-Pop art animation overawes, the superb soundtrack engages, but it’s Miles Morales’s origin story, set against a lively Brooklyn, that makes Into the Spider-Verse this year’s best superhero movie.

10.5 out of 12 Tamales