Quick Take: THE UNDOING
The story initially comes across as full of potential, but it has very little mystery to offer.
Quick Take: THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES PART TWO
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn bring some charm to a movie that feels bloated, with annoying elves and less than thrilling action.
Review: THE LAST EMPEROR
Bernardo Bertolucci as director and co-writer makes the film thoroughly engrossing, an emotional history lesson in the shape of a traditional epic.
Quick Take: SERVANTS
Slow-moving and starkly black-and-white; the cinematography is more memorable than the director’s way of telling the story.
Quick Take: THE PRINCESS SWITCH: SWITCHED AGAIN
Has nothing to do with Christmas in spite of all the season trappings, but offers undemanding fun for preteen girls.
The film is an arresting tour-de-force that takes us to a specific time and place with more or less the tools of that era.
Quick Take: HILLBILLY ELEGY
Amy Adams and Glenn Close’s performances edged near to parody, some said, but they are arresting.
Quick Take: THE LIFE AHEAD
Sophia Loren is touching as the Auschwitz survivor and former prostitute who now cares for abandoned children.