Quick Take: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI
Often arresting; Leslie Odom, Jr. is the cast’s stand-out.
Review: THE LAVENDER HILL MOB
An excellent little film whose tone and ingredients would be improved upon in Ealing’s finest comedy a few years later, The Ladykillers.
Quick Take: OUTSIDE THE WIRE
Hardly profound, but intense at times.
Quick Take: THE WHITE TIGER
This portrait of the despicable Indian caste system is detailed, insightful and very engaging.
Quick Take: PIECES OF A WOMAN
Frequently engrossing thanks to a superb cast: Kirby in the lead and Burstyn as the imposing mother.
Review: PARKS AND RECREATION
The series made stars of several actors who were perfect for their parts.
Review: ANDREI RUBLEV
As a portrait of Rublev’s life, Tarkovsky offers something free from historical restraints.
Review: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
The scenes in the concentration camp are among the film’s most memorable, but they constantly run the risk of ringing false.