Myrna Loy and Fredric March in “The Best Years of Our Lives”. Photo: RKO

Review: THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES

Soapy and long, the film nevertheless remains great because of its realism.


Anastasios Soulis and Nanna Blondell in “Red Dot”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: RED DOT

OK thrills, but credibility suffers.


Zendaya and John David Washington in “Malcolm & Marie”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: MALCOLM & MARIE

Often compelling because of its look and furious performances, but not much lies beneath the surface.




Maria Schneider and Marlon Brando in “Last Tango in Paris”. Photo: MGM

Review: LAST TANGO IN PARIS

Superior performances by the two leads and Gato Barbieri’s jazzy music score helped sell a movie that became a scandalous sensation. 


“Dear Comrades!”. Photo: Neon

Quick Take: DEAR COMRADES!

Dramatic at times, with a good, emotional lead performance.  


Justin Timberlake and Ryder Allen in “Palmer”. Photo: Apple+

Quick Take: PALMER

The filmmakers are skilled enough to make it all work to satisfaction, hitting all the right emotional cues and finding the right actors.




Pilou Asbaek and Søren Malling in “The Investigation”. Photo: TV2

Quick Take: THE INVESTIGATION

Slow, but still gripping and enlightening. 


John Wayne and Montgomery Clift in “Red River”. Photo: United Artists

Review: RED RIVER

The film was one of the finest achievements of a lot of people involved in it, including the director.