'As Above, So Below' keeps putting obstacles in front of itself, keeping it from taking advantage of the natural creepiness of its environment.
'Viy: Spirit of Evil' lost a lot of its identity on the way to the screen. At one point, this was probably a loving tribute to Gogol and the strangeness of his stories. But as the movie spent years working within the financial machine, it just started becoming something else.
'Kristy' has the makings of a tight little horror picture, but the script ultimately fails to just put it together.
This story feels like it was cobbled together from stuff that was cut from earlier manuscripts. In spite of a charming cast of talented actors, 'The Best of Me' is just an exercise in tedium.
'Fury' is still a pretty captivating movie at points. If nothing else, the movie gives us one of the best depictions of a tank battle ever committed to screen. That alone might make it worth it.
It all feels hastily assembled, a project just thrown together just so there could be something sold as a horror movie sometime around Halloween. That’s just not the way to do it.
'The Pirates' does offer the occasional bit of fun when it isn’t trying to be something else. But that rarely happens.
There are still plenty of pleasures to be mined from simply watching Duvall and Downey on screen, but it is disappointing that the film fails to rise to the occasion.
'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' just doesn’t feel relatable. It all just feels pretty false, the movie unwilling or unable to capture the simple reality of the bad day.
It seems to have trouble with the limits of feature filmmaking, the movie settling for blunter storytelling as it tries to fit its narrative into a palatable runtime.