Teen Spirit has a captivating lead surrounded by underdeveloped fragments of a standard a-star-is-born template, resulting into a flat forgettable picture that a couple of bops and earnest performances can’t save.
Fast Color offers an origins story with a grounded and compelling perspective, thanks to an introspective script, great performances, and solemn cinematography.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is a long-winded sequel held back by MCU duties, resulting into a disjointed story with intermittently entertaining asides, a flat romance and forced self-importance.
Booksmart is a buoyant and bracing teen comedy that injects a refreshing perspective to the high school movie formula thanks to pitch-perfect casting, a nuanced script, and an assured directing debut by Olivia Wilde.
Brightburn is a one trick pony filled with a derivative mix of an evil-child horror, slasher flick, and revisionist Superman story.
Godzilla: King of The Monsters is a big dumb mess that consists of relentless dimly-lit destruction, incoherent plot, and mediocre action.