Alexandra Cortez, Trinity University
Starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley, the adaptation of this young adult series fell short, much to the dismay of the series’ fans.
Arianna Taylor, University of Rochester
The streaming service’s new film shows what it’s like to be a “fun” parent and how child care could change.
With a ‘White Chick’ tribute, a bad plot and uncomfortable reactions, Netflix’s new prank movie falls flat.
While Disney’s newest film isn’t perfect, it marks a change in how the studio operates creatively and prompts questions about how the studio will approach future releases.
Netflix’s new original film teaches about coming into one’s identity, sexism in highschools and what it means to find something worth fighting for as a teenager.
Michael Boland, DePaul University
Lee Isaac Chung’s Oscar-nominated film follows a 1980s Korean American family as they search for the American dream and fight to keep their family together.
Rosamund Pike stars in this Netflix original 2020 film, which attempts to spark conversations about conservatorship in America but misses the mark.
Sarah Esquivel, University of Texas at San Antonio
The Joe Keery-led comedy-horror film satirizes influencer culture and sheds light on the consequences of online narcissism.
Olivia Dimond, Bates College
A departure from the lighthearted comedy you might normally expect from Judd Apatow, this film is engaging, heartfelt and real.
Strong lead performances from Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae make up for the weaknesses in this rom-com murder caper’s script.
Kayla Carson, Simon Fraser University
The film might not be perfect, but it’s helping to advance the conversation about a very important topic.
Matthew Robison, University of South Florida
The deft reworking of his criminal origin narrative yields total tragedy.
Rian Johnson’s latest film uses an unconventional whodunnit to look at contemporary issues.
Rickea Bell, Saint Peter’s University
Chadwick Boseman shines, but high expectations will not be your friend with this film.
Caroline Forrey, Miami University, Ohio
After 10 years, the gang is back and better than ever … kinda.
Christine Bushart, Georgia State University
There are two sides to casting age-inappropriate actors.
Christopher Duggan, Boise State University
These three movies might cause you to question your Cage-hate.
Martin Scorsese tells the story of one of Dylan’s great tours, with a few ill-advised twists.
Jim Jarmusch’s new deadpan zombie flick has plenty of stars, but not much energy.
Caleb Clark, Hillsdale College
And what a save it was.
Katie Farrell, Queens University of Charlotte
Beauty pageants have always been, and will always be, backdrops for soaring human drama.
Carli Scalf, Ball State University
By spotlighting the friction between self and family, Greta Gerwig’s bittersweet coming-of-age story makes adolescent angst feel novel.
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