Did Jean-Marc Vallée just take a filmmaking pill? A bravura mixture of tones. Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts compel.
THE MARTIAN ★★★☆☆
Force of charismatic, starry cast wins you over eventually. Dialogue grates with volume of exposition. CONTACT-lite.
WHERE TO INVADE NEXT ★★★★☆
In a sea of news concerning injustice and misery, Michael Moore brings his brand of entertaining documentary polemic to focus on human dignity.
Fun narrative playfulness is not tied to a particularly interesting story. Meta cycle via underwhelming farce.