“Lion”: One-Sentence Review

Lion’s clever balance of its first two acts, one set exclusively in India with minimal dialogue (none in English), and the other set twenty years later in Australia, masterfully brings this heart-wrenching true story to a satisfying conclusion.

10.5 out of 12 Tamales

“Kubo and the Two Strings”: One-Sentence Review

Kubo’s touch of vibrant magical realism, seamless nod to Japanese anime, and great voice over work from leads Charlize Theron and Art Parkinson show off what stop-motion animation studio Laika can do when it’s at its creative best!

11 out of 12 Tamales