New and Noteworthy

Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway in “The Hustle”. Photo: MGM

Quick Take: The Hustle

Everything here is on autopilot.


Julia Louis-Dreyfus in “Veep”. Photo: HBO

Review: Veep

Armando Iannucci will hardly win humanitarian awards for his outlook on life, but in the age of Donald Trump he’s proven to be amazingly prescient.




Doris Day in “Pillow Talk”. Photo: Universal

Doris Day, 1922–2019

Her innocent appearance was a trait Doris Day employed to great satisfaction in sexy comedies.


Keanu Reeves and Halle Berry in “John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum”. Photo: Lionsgate

Quick Take: John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum

Many amusing moments during the fights involve knives, horses and hounds.


John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in “Pulp Fiction”. Photo: Miramax

Review: Pulp Fiction

That’s one of the best things about the movie – you have no idea where it’s heading. 




Paula Pell, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer, Emily Spivey and Amy Poehler in “Wine Country”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: Wine Country

Nothing sensationally insightful happens in the movie, but it’s funny, pleasant and has lush locations.


Edward Norton and Woody Harrelson in “The People Vs. Larry Flynt”. Photo: Columbia

Review: The People Vs. Larry Flynt

The cast is amazing, with Woody Harrelson in one of his greatest performances.


Zac Efron in “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Zac Efron delivers one of his best performances as the charismatic killer.