Morality is put to the test and fails in the bleak thriller “It Comes at Night” (A24). Well executed, yet painful to watch, writer-director Trey Edward Shults’ drama plays skillfully on the psychology of fear, working more through subtlety and suggestion than depiction.
The clumsily fashioned horror flick “The Mummy” (Universal) turns out to be anything but tightly wound.
Eight decades ago, William Moulton Marston, created the character of Wonder Woman, who has become a staple for DC Comics.
Iconic and eccentric buccaneer Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) hoists the black flag for a fifth time in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (Disney).
For better or worse, bathroom-themed gags have long been a staple of kids’ movies. But the family road comedy “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” (Fox) carries this trend to excess.
Cynics beware: The teen-oriented romantic drama “Everything, Everything” (Warner Bros.) bears more than a little resemblance to one of those fairy tales involving a princess locked up in a castle who needs a handsome prince to rescue her.
“The Dinner” (The Orchard), a trenchant morality tale about the nature of evil and mankind’s savage underpinnings, turns out to be as infuriatingly dense and labyrinthine as Dutch author Herman Koch’s 2009 novel.
There are so many plot threads going in “How to Be a Latin Lover” (Pantelion), they never quite come together.
Big Brother is watching you, and he has nothing to do with the government. Such, at least in part, is the message of the confused cautionary tale “The Circle” (STX).