Past the dazzling visuals, Valerian is a generic and dull sci-fi flick with nothing interesting to invest in no thanks to its miscast leads, cardboard characters, and a vapid self-indulgent script.
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War for the Planet of the Apes doesn’t settle as a summer action movie about Apes vs. Humans, it asks the hard questions about morality and survival, delivering a satisfying and compelling conclusion on top of a technically well-crafted film thanks to a bold script and sympathetic performances.
Dunkirk is a masterfully crafted, riveting and rousing epic that captures the isolation, desperation, tragedy, and solidarity in a historic event thanks to a well-executed script, nerve-jangling musical score, immersive sound design, stunning cinematography and sympathetic performances.
Lady MacBeth is a potent Victorian melodrama that transcend its 19th century setting to deliver a chilling contemporary tale about oppression, femininity, and prejudice thanks to a captivating performance by Florence Pugh and an intelligent screenplay.
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