“Hotel Transylvania: Transformania”. Photo: Columbia

Quick Take: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA: TRANSFORMANIA

Major liabilities include the hysterical tone, a lack of good jokes and a dumb story.


“Scream”. Photo: Paramount

Quick Take: SCREAM

Staying so close to the first Scream guarantees no shocks or surprises for the audience.


Jonah Hill, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence in “Don’t Look Up”. Photo: Netflix

Review: DON’T LOOK UP

The film moves fast and throws in amusing jabs.


Julia Jones and Michael C. Hall in “Dexter: New Blood”. Photo: Showtime

Quick Take: DEXTER: NEW BLOOD

A well-staged comeback, with thrills and a satisfying finale.




Anton Walbrook and Simone Signoret in “La Ronde”. Photo: Commercial Pictures

Review: LA RONDE

Max Ophüls made his best movies in the 1950s, and it started with La Ronde.


Ben Affleck and Tye Sheridan in “The Tender Bar”. Photo: Amazon Studios

Quick Take: THE TENDER BAR

Sweet and well-acted, but there isn’t a part of the story that will make you raise an eyebrow.


Michael Keaton in “Dopesick”. Photo: Hulu

Quick Take: DOPESICK

Enlightening, infuriating and moving, with a terrific cast.


“Flee”. Photo: Neon

Review: FLEE

A charming portrait of a childhood in Kabul and a dark, bitterly cold one of life as a refugee.