Marwan Kenzari, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlize Theron, Luca Marinelli and KiKi Layne in “The Old Guard”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: THE OLD GUARD

The director’s first comic-book movie drags a little in the middle, but offers intense action and an intriguing immortality concept.


Freddie Bartholomew and Spencer Tracy in “Captains Courageous”. Photo: MGM

Review: CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS

Remains a thoroughly well-written story that probably made a huge impression on younger audiences at the time of its premiere.


Tom Hanks in “Greyhound”. Photo: Sony

Quick Take: GREYHOUND

The filmmakers use the short running time to great effect, building a lot of tension.




Delphine Seyrig in “Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles”. Photo: Criterion

Review: JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES

Statically filmed, with long takes, but original and effective as a comment on women’s lives, certainly in tune with sentiments at that time.


Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams in “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA

Few laughs, but enthusiastically performed.


Ewa Krzyzewska and Zbigniew Cybulski in “Ashes and Diamonds”. Photo: Janus Films

Review: ASHES AND DIAMONDS

Often described as vibrant and offering something new at the time, a prime example of the Polish Film School.




Harriet Andersson, Gio Petré and Gunnel Lindblom in “Loving Couples”. Photo: Sandrews

Review: LOVING COUPLES

The film takes place almost entirely before the outbreak of the war, but there’s no shortage of drama.


Rosamund Pike in “Radioactive”. Photo: Working Title

Quick Take: RADIOACTIVE

In spite of a good performance by Rosamund Pike, this film is often borderline tedious.