Eric Cantona in “The United Way”. Photo: Sky

Quick Take: THE UNITED WAY

Very slickly made, with lots of interesting archive footage, but there’s an obvious downside.


Kate Winslet in “Mare of Easttown”. Photo: HBO

Review: MARE OF EASTTOWN

This limited series is a thrilling and moving tale about community and grief.


Charlie Chaplin and Harry Myers in “City Lights”. Photo: United Artists

Review: CITY LIGHTS

It is Charlie Chaplin’s last masterpiece, a box-office hit and a reminder in 1931 that silents still could impress.




Molly Nutley in “Dancing Queens”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: DANCING QUEENS

A contrived and predictable story.


Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson in “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”. Photo: Warner

Quick Take: THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT

The third chapter in this series is no better than all the spin-offs the first movie inspired.


Dave Bautista in “Army of the Dead”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: ARMY OF THE DEAD

It looks like Zack Snyder is having more fun than when he’s making superhero movies; there’s even a zombie tiger here.


Alma Pöysti in “Tove”. Photo: Nordisk Film

Quick Take: TOVE

Alma Pöysti is fine, but the film can’t seem to find an intriguing way to connect Tove Jansson to her wildly creative Moomin books and comic strips.


Emmanuelle Riva and Eiji Okada in “Hiroshima, Mon Amour”. Photo: Argos Films

Review: HIROSHIMA, MON AMOUR

It often feels like we’re invited into the lovers’ private bubble, with the real world going on outside.