Mulan doesn't need the historical setting to work and the animation itself realizes as much, but it's a capable story of cultural bravery.
The New Mutants eschews large scale action for something more intimate and focused, daring to go against trends.
While carrying controversy along with it, Mulan successfully embellishes the feminist themes with a stronger reality base.
Remembered for its cartoon violence, Home Alone is more than that though: A clever commentary on the modern holiday experience.
Hocus Pocus makes its witches into lovable villains, worth rooting for just to see them on screen longer.
Onward uses magic as a basis for this clever fable about technology, family, and loss that works through to the final chapter.
One of the best of all Star Wars films, Rogue One brings the franchise's themes, style, and philosophies to the forefront.
While sloppily composed at times, Rise of the Skywalker celebrates the themes, style, and action of this series with proper gusto.
There's a universe of potential stories and characters in The Last Jedi, but this latest Star Wars narrows its view to a small pocket of space with no room …
With perspective offered by hindsight and the series' conclusion, The Force Awakens fits better into the greater arc than previously noticed.
Vibrant, fun, and energetic, Return of the Jedi gives the Empire a perfect undoing while finding closure to the family drama.
Star Wars' centerpiece remains a stellar work as Empire Strikes Back uses a nuanced approach to break from A New Hope's emotional high.