“BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee’s latest joint, is certainly not subtle about making its point. What it is, though, is compelling, as both a period film and a scathing indictment of extremism in modern America’s discussion of race.
With plenty of charm and genuine romantic spirit, a touch of magical realism, and a shining performance from Blake Lively, “The Age of Adaline” is as compelling a film love story as we’ve seen in theaters in a long time.
The latest Nicholas Sparks novel-turned-film is a terribly uneven effort. It has its moments of charm, but they’re far outnumbered by bland performances, shallow characterization, and worn-out clichés.