Ruth Wilson and Dominic West in “The Affair”. Photo: Showtime

Review: THE AFFAIR

Throughout its run the cast was superb, especially Dominic West and Maura Tierney as two very human characters. 


 

Camille Cottin and Fabrice Luchini in “The Mystery of Henri Pick”. Photo: Gaumont

Quick Take: THE MYSTERY OF HENRI PICK

We’re treated to a reasonably amusing mystery that offers a few laughs and an amiable small-town atmosphere.


 

Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn in “Lust for Life”. Photo: MGM

Review: LUST FOR LIFE

Another example of the kind of visually striking, beautiful pictures that Vincente Minnelli made in the 1950s.


 



Ewan McGregor in “Doctor Sleep”. Photo: Warner

Quick Take: DOCTOR SLEEP

It’s a long movie but has plenty of good thrills, addressing alcoholism and loneliness in relevant ways. 


 

Alexander Kaidanovsky, Anatoly Solonitsyn and Nikolai Grinko in “Stalker”. Photo: Mosfilm

Review: STALKER

The film has a haunting effect, presenting a dreamlike scenario. 


 

Penélope Cruz in “Volver”. Photo: Sony Pictures Classics

Review: VOLVER

The film became one of the director’s most lauded of the decade, and Penélope Cruz is phenomenally good as the industrious Raimunda.


 



Natalia Reyes, Mackenzie Davis and Linda Hamilton in “Terminator: Dark Fate”. Photo: Paramount

Quick Take: TERMINATOR: DARK FATE

The script has a few fresh ideas and both older and younger generations are engaging to watch.


 

“The Addams Family”. Photo: MGM

Quick Take: THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Sadly, no one involved here has done anything that makes the concept stand out in 2019.

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