Mulan is the female empowerment film that I wanted but didn’t quite get. There are well-executed parts to film—the acting, costumes, scenery, film score, and (most of) the script—that are worth watching. But, overall, Mulan is best enjoyed after its December streaming date.
There’s a pair of best friends, a bit of intoxicated adventure, and a sweet (oddly PG) romance. The Binge is the kind of film you can watch, enjoy, and then immediately move on from, a good palate cleanser between the news cycle and this season’s new, intense TV series.
Not without its flaws, Bill & Ted Face the Music is self-aware and offers the same goofy fun that made the first two Bill and Ted films enjoyable. If you’re looking for a film to distract you from your heinous—probably pandemic-related—woes, look no further.
All Together Now makes a powerful impact in its representation of positive teen relationships, but its attempt to represent more trauma and diversity than the story can handle deters it from reaching its apparent goal of serving as the ultimate "real" teen flick of 2020.
Mortal Kombat (1995) is a hard-hitting, nostalgia oozing, videogame-inspired blast from the past that makes for a great escape.