“The Tomorrow War”: One-Sentence Review

Despite the perplexing time-travel logic distracting from what works, namely Chris Pratt, J.K. Simmons, and the genuinely frightening aliens, The Tomorrow War is must-watch entertainment—mostly.

7.5 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

“Bill & Ted Face the Music”: One-Sentence Review

The days of excellency are long past in this second sequel to the 1989 original, but some noteworthy cameos and a half-way okay subplot keep it from being completely tone-deaf.

6 out of 12 Tamales

“Project Power”: One-Sentence Review

An inventive premise, quality performances, and mostly spectacular effects take Project Power halfway to remarkable, but a faulty script and characters that don’t quite click makes this super hero movie fall weak.

6.5 out of 12 Tamales

“Green Book”: One-Sentence Review

For a true story (or at least one inspired by truth) about traveling the Deep South, Green Book takes the safest route through the epicenter of the civil rights movement; however, its lack of immediacy is overridden by the pure enjoyability of Viggo Mortensen’s Tony Lip and Mahershala Ali’s Dr. Shirley’s banter.

9 out of 12 Tamales