Blockers (2018)

Blockers flips the script not just by dividing equal time to the high-schoolers-seeking-to-lose-their-virginity-on-prom-night and their parents, but by following the teenage girls rather than boys that populate nearly all sex comedies of this type. The sharp script and excellent cast (John Cena a particular and surprising highlight) make for a fun film in their own…

Game Night (2018)

A riff on David Fincher that strikes out far above its peers by being surprisingly well-directed. The premise and cast are strong enough that this would have worked fine as a typical modern American comedy – flatly lit, competently shot, extended improvisation. But directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan make a genuine attempt at something…