Patricio Galvez in “Children of the Enemy”. Photo: TriArt

Quick Take: CHILDREN OF THE ENEMY

An engaging portrait of one man’s battle for his grandkids, even if all the time where he’s just waiting for answers from authorities is far from riveting.


Mads Mikkelsen in “Another Round”. Photo: Zentropa

Review: ANOTHER ROUND

Mads Mikkelsen is terrific and the underlying message is simple yet nicely balanced: alcohol is a source of tremendous grief and joy. 




Amanda Seyfried in “Things Heard & Seen”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: THINGS HEARD & SEEN

Intriguing, but ultimately defeated by unsatisfying story elements and a lack of thrills.


Jamie Bell and Michael B. Jordan in “Without Remorse”. Photo: Amazon Prime

Quick Take: WITHOUT REMORSE

Michael B. Jordan is solid and the action intense.


“Crip Camp”. Photo: Netflix

Review: CRIP CAMP

Watching Crip Camp is an emotional experience.


Kelly Macdonald and Maggie Smith in “Gosford Park”. Photo: USA Films

Review: GOSFORD PARK

Not a straightforward mystery film; it has much more on its plate, and it’s all worthwhile.


Frances McDormand in “Nomadland”. Photo: Searchlight Pictures

Review: NOMADLAND

Its earnest, fact-based approach helps lay the foundation for a gripping, beautiful postcard from a part of the country that was badly hurt.


Louis Ducreux, Sabine Azéma, Michel Aumont, Geneviève Mnich, Monique Chaumette, Thomas Duval, Quentin Ogier and Katia Wostrikoff in “A Sunday in the Country”. Photo: MGM

Review: A SUNDAY IN THE COUNTRY

It transported me to a rural France in 1912 and I never wanted to leave that place.