John Lithgow and Robin Williams in “The World According to Garp”. Photo: Warner

Review: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP

The movie is as much of a page-turner as John Irving’s novel.


Bette Midler in “Coastal Elites”. Photo: HBO

Quick Take: COASTAL ELITES

A humorous, bitter rebuttal to everything that Donald Trump stands for, even if there are no deeper insights here.


“Cuties”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: CUTIES

The portrayal of Amy’s conflict feels heartfelt and relevant, and the boisterous kids are all terrific. 




Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick in “Days of Wine and Roses”. Photo: Warner

Review: DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES

Alongside The Lost Weekend (1945), Days of Wine and Roses has had a unique impact when it comes to this particular illness on screen.


Jessie Buckley and Jesse Plemons in “i’m thinking of ending things”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS

Sad and confounding, tedious at times, the film is packed with bizarre, darkly humorous and creepy moments.


George Bancroft, John Wayne and Louise Platt in “Stagecoach”. Photo: United Artists

Review: STAGECOACH

It became a grand Western comeback for John Ford, and one of the genre’s most masterful examples.




Maisie Williams, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, Charlie Heaton and Anya Taylor-Joy in “The New Mutants”. Photo: 20th Century Studios

Quick Take: THE NEW MUTANTS

OK cast, but bogged down by a dull climax involving a demon bear, no less.


Temuera Morrison and Rena Owen in “Once Were Warriors”. Photo: Fine Line Features

Review: ONCE WERE WARRIORS

As a portrait of domestic abuse, there are few surprises. But the cultural debate simmering underneath it makes the film stand out.