John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)

Lacking the novel simplicity of the first film, or the wondrous lore-unfolding of the second, “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” struggles a bit under its inferiority to its predecessors, but nonetheless offers much of what made those two films such enormous standouts in the genre. Gorgeous visuals, stunningly well-executed choreography, inspired action sequences, idiosyncratic…

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019)

For a short while in the beginning of the film, it lives up to the “Detective” aspect of the title in a noir-tinged kind of affair, with characters talking like 40s cops and dames (Kathryn Newton is the stand-out of the live-action cast as seemingly the sole actor involved understanding the tone the film best…