It is all quite serious, and all quite boring -- though there is a flash once of what Cate Blanchett would rather be doing as she pumps her magic umbrella devilishly, just like one would a mosquito repellant, to get rid of some ghosts.
The Equalizer 2 movie review: Antoine Fuqua packs in so many sub-plots that only a man with as much poise as Denzel Washington can even make a pretence of reading stuff like Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time through it.
Gali Guleiyan movie review: Manoj Bajpayee is good as always in portraying the increasing loss of self, but it is Om Singh as Iddu who really stills your heart with his blank eyes, that stare back from a face bathed in a film of sweat.
Searching movie review: The film's observations into the constantly logged-in worlds we live in, our vicarious interest in the tragedies of others, and our greedy need to insinuate ourselves into them, are timely.
While nudging us to rethink what we think when we hear 'Alpha', there is another story at the heart of the film. It is about the beginning of a beautiful friendship, one of the few things to have endured 20,000 years later: between man and dog.
Ant-Man and the Wasp movie review: Having delivered a surprise hit with 2015 film Ant-Man, director Peyton Reed again banks on the fact that the biggest strength of his Marvel superhero is his ordinariness and likeability.
Isle of Dogs movie review: Isle of Dogs is disappointing, in the stereotypes it wields, in the history it seems not to care for, in the clever jokes it can't resist succumbing to, and ultimately in its treatment of the four-legged species it seems devoted to.
Sicario Day of the Soldado movie review: Sicario: Day of the Soldado really comes alive, in the blood, sweat and tears of the Mexicans seeking "paradiso", one way or another, across an increasingly dangerous border.