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Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman in “Papillon”. Photo: Allied Artists

Review: Papillon

Henri Charrière’s story may not be altogether truthful. But so what? 


Tony Amendola and Linda Cardellini in “The Curse of La Llorona”. Photo: Warner

Quick Take: The Curse of La Llorona

A few shocks deliver, but not enough to stand out.




Bibi Andersson on “The Dick Cavett Show”. Photo: ABC

Bibi Andersson, 1935–2019

One learned never to underestimate her. Persona (1966) became perhaps her most brilliant effort.


Brooklynn Prince and Bria Vinaite in “The Florida Project”. Photo: A24

Review: The Florida Project

It’s a journey to misery and heartbreak, but a compelling one.


“Balloons Over Babylon”. Photo: Lucky Dogs

Quick Take: Balloons Over Babylon

A welcome look at everyday life in Baghdad, but its attempts at creating suspense over every snag are unconvincing.




Carole Lombard and William Powell in “My Man Godfrey”. Photo: Universal

Review: My Man Godfrey

There is an edge to the film, but above all it’s an excellent, elegant example of screwball comedy at its finest.


Agnès Varda in “Varda by Agnès”. Photo: MK2 Films

Quick Take: Varda by Agnès

Fans of this ”mother of the French New Wave” will be in awe of her sympathetic, intelligent presence. 


Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner in “The Highwaymen”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: The Highwaymen

A fitfully interesting story that suffers from a bloated running time and lackluster treatment.