It’s an imagination-starved redo of The Happening crossbred with a more malevolent strain of zombie-flick DNA.
Director Shane Black’s streak of puckish nihilism is an attitude that makes him a perfect for this franchise.
12 Strong inevitably proceeds as a jaunty imperial adventure through the wilds of northern Afghanistan.
Moonlight’s unlikely success hopefully implies that the world has yet to slide entirely down a rabbit hole of unbridled bigotry.
What tends to right Moonlight, even when Barry Jenkins’s style drifts into indulgence, is the strength of its actors.
The acting in Moonlight elevates the clichés of Barry Jenkins’s script into something approaching lived truth.