Godzilla: King of the Monsters – C+ (40%RT) – Not as exciting or smart as the previous two in the franchise but still entertaining if not a little rote.
Greta – B- (57%RT) – The acting lifts this otherwise by-the-books thriller. The most unrealistic part is when Chloe leaves her 10-speed propped outside a building in Brooklyn and it’s still there 30 minutes later.
Isn’t It Romantic – B (68%RT) – A sweet satire of traditional rom-coms. Rebel Wilson must be contractually obligated to fall down in every movie.
Minding the Gap – B+ (100%RT) – Three teenage friends try to understand life, death, and child abuse through their escape of skateboarding.
Late Night – B (76%RT) – A mostly by-the-book script about a female writer brought in to remind a complacent talk show host who she used to be.
Long Shot – B (82%RT) – A schlubby journalist falls for the Secretary of State in this raunchy yet sadly plausible political comedy.
Pink Wall – D+ (83%RT) – Two characters that you would never want to be friends with meet, date, and then slowly break up over the course of 77 minutes (which felt like 177 minutes). Thank god it’s short.
Rocketman – A (91%) – A fantastic fantasy film featuring stellar performances. Just give Taron Egerton the Oscar now.
Roma – A (96%RT) – A gorgeous and visually arresting portrait of Mexico City in 1970 and a year in the life of one young woman.
Shazam! – C- (91%RT) – Juvenile, boring, bad acting, predictable, lame, I could go on.
The Wife – B (85%RT) – Behind ever great man is an even greater woman who has to put up with a lot of b.s.