At the level you want it to be: Elba frantically punching a lion.
All the attempts to say anything about abuse gets filtered through the story’s unreal elements, and they reflect back only the most basic ideas on the topic before completely losing the thread.
In bobbling both the central character and the fray going on around her, Prey doesn’t take advantage of its many opportunities.
What fear and awe you still get from Nope.
Love and Thunder is, quite simply, a mess.
It’s still an overstuffed show, but in building up the relationships audiences truly care about, season 3’s existential musings become time well spent.
It doesn’t try to go to infinity and beyond. Instead, it tells a simple story well and without a lot of fuss.
True crime is not something to be toyed with, and The Staircase, for all the beautiful work put into it, toys with viewers instead of finding the salient truths about the case.
A bitter disappointment because, while it brings the dinosaurs, it fails to tell a solid story.
This is ruthlessly proficient entertainment filmmaking, and any human plunked into a theater will be powerless against it.