Isle of Dogs (*****) is one of the best

I love dogs but #isleofdogs is better than any film this year. "See this if you can. You shouldn't regret it if you have a sense of vision and a sense of humor."

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Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare: It Follows rules, blandly (***)

"Truth or Dare is an example of what having a good producer can do for an average film. "

Chappaquiddick (*****) – cold hard reality of a strong and murky current

#chappaquiddick "Curran and writers Allen and Logan have crafted a strong and clear portrayal of one of the dark moments of the lives of many people. Ultimately we see the true form of a man who saw himself as a victim of expectation as he thought nothing of those he victimized."

Rampage (***1/2) shouldn’t be this good

#rampage "Can you do without this film? Surely. In the age of Moviepass, why should you?  It's really a fun waste of time with effects that make it worth your time, up until they start blowing stuff up and tearing it down. If you're not worn out by the senseless and consequence-less destruction of major metropolitan areas, and you like Johnson, give this a shot. You definitely could do worse."

The Miracle Season (****) Live Like Line

#livelikeline "Sure, the acting is a little goofy. It stops on the border of maudlin. It's as accurate a recreation as I've seen. Most important, never loses touch with the true feeling a small city can feel about something seemingly as inane as a sports game. It's more than that, though. It's about a kid who had heart and her sisters on the court who loved her. "

A Quiet Place (****) is intense, pure

#aquietplace "Of course the film is silent. It's probably the only time I have been made aware of the silence in the theater to the extent I didn't even want to adjust my position in the chair for fear I would break the spell. The few times we hear noise in the film, we have a minor sense of panic. Will that be the noise that unravels everything?"

A Wrinkle in Time (***) is best when it avoids fawning

#wrinkleintime "This is not an indictment of the talent of Ava as a director. It's not that she faded this time round. There was probably enough pressure on her shoulders covering this well liked children's book. To make her have to maneuver around the albatross is obviously a bridge too far, even if she'll never publicly admit it."

Ready Player One (****) Spielberg remembers how to have fun

"If you have any desire to legitimately smile at a Spielberg film for the first time in decades, see Ready Player One."