Hamish Linklater in “Midnight Mass”. Photo: Netflix

Review: MIDNIGHT MASS

This became Mike Flanagan’s best project to date.


Disa Östrand in “Shop”. Photo: Folkets bio

Quick Take: SHOP

It’s all too slow and lacking in energy.


Cary Elwes and Brooke Shields in “A Castle for Christmas”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: A CASTLE FOR CHRISTMAS

Brooke Shields and Cary Elwes try to give it a wee bit of charm.


Lady Gaga and Adam Driver in “House of Gucci”. Photo: MGM

Quick Take: HOUSE OF GUCCI

Colorful, but not dark or outlandish enough.




Herbert Nordrum and Renate Reinsve in “The Worst Person in the World”. Photo: Neon

Review: THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD

If this is Joachim Trier selling out, he should do it more often.


Andrew Garfield in “tick, tick… BOOM!”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: TICK, TICK… BOOM!

Staged to great effect by Lin-Manuel Miranda, making this movie an overlong but still very enjoyable show with energetic music numbers.


Pete Postlethwaite and Daniel Day-Lewis in “In the Name of the Father”. Photo: Universal

Review: IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER

A thrilling and moving tale that preserved the essence of Gerry Conlon’s experience.


Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson in “Passing”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: PASSING

Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga are fine, but everything in the film is too quiet, too muted.