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.
Review: CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS
Remains a thoroughly well-written story that probably made a huge impression on younger audiences at the time of its premiere.
Quick Take: GREYHOUND
The filmmakers use the short running time to great effect, building a lot of tension.
Statically filmed, with long takes, but original and effective as a comment on women’s lives, certainly in tune with sentiments at that time.
Quick Take: EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA
Few laughs, but enthusiastically performed.
Review: ASHES AND DIAMONDS
Often described as vibrant and offering something new at the time, a prime example of the Polish Film School.
Review: LOVING COUPLES
The film takes place almost entirely before the outbreak of the war, but there’s no shortage of drama.
Quick Take: RADIOACTIVE
In spite of a good performance by Rosamund Pike, this film is often borderline tedious.