THE WAVE ★☆☆☆☆
Every disaster movie cliché ticked off. Lacks budget, smarts and originality.
BLACK MASS ★★☆☆☆
Director Scott Cooper has, over three films, created productive spaces for his cast, but ace performances tied to conventional storytelling.
CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR ★★★☆☆
Apichatpong Weerasethakul's usual brand of patience-testing beauty; this time with added salacious japes.
A PERFECT DAY ★★★☆☆
Falls between two stools. Doesn't have satire of M.A.S.H. or the specifics of WELCOME TO SARAJEVO. Starry cast elevate.