Power Rangers: Uhh. Way better than a cash-in reboot of a cheesy 90s children property deserves to be? Loads of genuine heart and emotional honesty through fleshed out, diverse characters - and more than a few solid laughs. It doesn't shy away from wanting to be "Breakfast Club but they're becoming superheros" which is fine because, for my money, they nail it. The climax is builds on itself and is satisfyingly huge, which makes up for a lack of action set pieces earlier on. Elizabeth Banks goes full gross villain and doesn't hold back, so that's a joy to watch. It's one of those movies where it seems like everyone was genuinely having a blast making it, and that fun translates to screen. Didn't expect to like it half this much, or for it to be about 9000x more relevant than Ghost in the Shell, but here we are.
This is the second review on these lines that I've seen this week. That seals it. I'm seeing it asap.Win It All
: I'd never realised before now how stressful I find stories about money in general and gambling in particular, but gosh. This made me anxious. Eddie (Jake Johnson) is a good guy with an addiction, who tries to fix his life but struggles to get ahead of his problem. Also with Joe Lo Truglio, Keegan-Michael Key and Aislinn Derbez. A really good, focussed character piece. Written & directed by Joe Swanberg.