While its central story follows pedestrian plotting, News of the World succeeds by exposing an ugly history through empathetic eyes.
The Babe is an enjoyable biopic of the baseball legend mostly thanks to John Goodman's natural portrayal.
The Croods: A New Age doesn't aim to try anything new, but tells a familiar story in a fun, expedient way.
Still relevant, Spike Lee's masterpiece Do the Right Thing balances countless characters and personalities to create believable racial tension.
Introducing the slasher genre to a new generation, Freaky picks up where Scream left off to make sure these tropes remain relevant.
A human-level tragedy scaled down in focus, Greenland smartly follows a single working class family seeking escape from planet-wide calamity.
Liam Neeson fights corrupt feds in the routine but capable action thriller Honest Thief that delivers competent characters.
The star-studded western serial Riders of Death Valley starts out a little slowly but finishes with a flurry of action and cowboy grit.
Giving Doc Brown a full personality, Back to the Future Part III is his movie, and sends the series out in capable hands.
Back to the Future Part II doesn't avoid a challenge in either storytelling or visual effects, and makes sure to evolve Marty McFly's character.
Taking an awkward concept and turning into an example of screenwriting fluency, Back to the Future wastes nothing in achieving pop culture perfection.
Finding new life in this seventh Tremors entry, Shrieker Island provides needed characterization between frequent action.