Hurd Hatfield in “The Picture of Dorian Gray”. Photo: MGM

Review: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

A thrilling adaptation of the eerie Oscar Wilde tale.


Corinne Marchand in “Cléo from 5 to 7”. Photo: Ciné Tamaris

Review: CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7

It has survived as an important feminist film, but it’s also a fine example of existentialism in cinema.


Linus Roache in “Priest”. Photo: BBC

Review: PRIEST

Feels down-to-earth in its portrait of the Liverpool community and conveys the many issues it has with the Catholic church in compelling ways.




François Périer and Giulietta Masini in “Nights of Cabiria”. Photo: Paramount

Review: NIGHTS OF CABIRIA

Realistic and poetic, with a vivid music score by Nino Rota, illustrating the joy and tragedy of Cabiria’s existence.


Ben Mendelsohn and Yul Vazquez in “The Outsider”. Photo: HBO

Quick Take: THE OUTSIDER

Lots of thrills, even endearing at times; Ben Mendelsohn hits the right note.


Machiko Ono, Masaharu Fukuyama, Keita Ninomiya, Lily Franky, Shôgen Hwang and Yôko Maki. Photo: GAGA

Review: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

The director handles the film’s difficult issues with intelligence and emotion without letting sentimentality dominate.




Ane Dahl Torp in “Charter”. Photo: Nordisk Film

Quick Take: CHARTER

A relatable drama, even if far from every turn of the story feels convincing.


Vin Diesel in “Bloodshot”. Photo: Sony

Quick Take: BLOODSHOT

This adaptation of the comic book puts Vin Diesel’s worst traits on display – macho but uncharismatic all the way through.