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Juli Jakab in “Sunset”. Photo: Sony Pictures Classics

Quick Take: Sunset

Ambitious in every way, but also slow.


Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Jean Arthur and Edward Arnold in “You can’t Take It With You”. Photo: Columbia

Review: You Can’t Take It With You

A thoroughly appealing message, and the film finds satisfying moments to become a battle cry for the oppressed masses and for individualism.


Garrett Hedlund, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam and Ben Affleck in “Triple Frontier”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: Triple Frontier

The Colombian jungle heist and subsequent escape through the Andes offer satisfying thrills.


Oksana Akinshina in “Lilya 4-Ever”. Photo: Newmarket Films

Review: Lilya 4-Ever

There is so much tragedy in this film that it goes a little too far.


Farley Granger and Robert Walker in “Strangers on a Train”. Photo: Warner

Review: Strangers on a Train

This is one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest thrillers, filled with curious doubles and opposites.


Peter Bogdanovich and John Huston in “The Other Side of the Wind”. Photo: Netflix

Review: The Other Side of the Wind

Experimental navel-gazing of a rather tiresome kind, its lack of narrative focus likely to put off most viewers except nostalgic cineastes.


Brie Larson in “Captain Marvel”. Photo: Marvel

Quick Take: Captain Marvel

Great rapport between Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson (who’s been very convincingly digitally de-aged)… and Goose the cat.


Tobey Maguire in “Spider-Man 2”. Photo: Columbia

My 12 Favorite Superhero Movies

You may say you’ve grown tired of the genre, but it’s made important cultural advances over the years.