It’s easy to sympathize with those showbiz commentators who wondered if the Academy and ABC were trying to put on a show for people who hate watching the Oscars.
This year, we have singing cowboys, singing nannies and black panthers with supernatural powers.
The camera is intimate and focused; Hirokazu Kore-eda knows when to linger and when to move on.
There were many sides to Bruno Ganz whenever we were fortunate to see him in a movie.
Quick Take: Happy Death Day 2U
It is severely overbaked and wants to be a lot of things.
Quick Take: Alita: Battle Angel
Alita’s charm and fighting skills, part of the visual effects, compensate for weak villains and an unsatisfying conclusion.
Quick Take: Swoon
The two leads are weak and the romance unsatisfying, not helped by contrived moments of magical realism.
Albert Finney spent his career delivering explosive but natural performances.