Roman Griffin Davis, Taika Waititi and Scarlett Johansson in “Jojo Rabbit”. Photo: Fox Searchlight

Review: JOJO RABBIT

This is Taika Waititi’s greatest challenge yet, offering big laughs and abysmal darkness.


 

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in “Bad Boys for Life”. Photo: Sony

Quick Take: BAD BOYS FOR LIFE

Expect car chases and shootouts, but there’s nothing here that makes the film stand out.


 

Scarlett Johansson, Azhy Robertson and Adam Driver in “Marriage Story”. Photo: Netflix

Review: MARRIAGE STORY

Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver are equally forceful and brilliant; we understand both characters’ concerns and we are horrified (and fascinated) to see them at their worst.


 



Demián Bichir and Tara Westwood in “The Grudge”. Photo: Sony Pictures

Quick Take: THE GRUDGE

Far too generic; the horror effects look cheap.


 

Nahuel Pérez Biscayart in “BPM (Beats per Minute)” . Photo: The Orchard

Review: BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)

Should be relevant to any kind of audience, but at the same time the film is unapologetically honest when it comes to gay sex.


 

“They Shall Not Grow Old”. Photo: Warner

Review: THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD

The impact Peter Jackson was aiming for is undeniably delivered like a punch in the gut.


 



Louis Calhern, Marlon Brando, Greer Garson and Deborah Kerr in “Julius Caesar”. Photo: MGM

Review: JULIUS CAESAR

Traditional in many ways, the film is enlivened by confident direction and bold casting choices. 


 

Adam Driver and Daisy Ridley in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”. Photo: Disney

Quick Take: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

The script suffers from what looks like last-minute contrivances.

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