Bj√∂rn Andr√©sen in “The Most Beautiful Boy in the World”. Photo: Juno Films

Review: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOY IN THE WORLD

A moving, engrossing story about the human being behind the icon.


Adam Driver and Matt Damon in “The Last Duel”. Photo: 20th Century Studios

Quick Take: THE LAST DUEL

Inevitably a bit of a drag at times because of the repetition, but still compelling, with the duel serving as a memorably gruesome climax.


Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain in “Scenes From a Marriage”. Photo: HBO

Quick Take: SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE

Boosted by superior performances by the two leads, and their confrontations, the ‚ÄĚscenes‚ÄĚ, are effectively and intimately staged.¬†


Michael Gandolfini and Alessandro Nivola in “The Many Saints of Newark”. Photo: Warner

Quick Take: THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK

An engaging gangster movie with a good cast; James Gandolfini’s son Michael is fine as young Tony.




“Halloween Kills”. Photo: Universal

Quick Take: HALLOWEEN KILLS

Jamie Lee Curtis is wasted and the film is marked by depressing cruelty.


Kim Hye-ja in “Mother”. Photo: Magnolia Pictures

Review: MOTHER

The writers built a nifty, tragic mystery that’s arresting from start to finish.


Serhat Yildirim and Karen √ėye in “All Foreigners Keep Their Curtains Closed”. Photo: SF Norge

Quick Take: ALL FOREIGNERS KEEP THEIR CURTAINS CLOSED

Unfortunately, the bland romance and a less than believable gay storyline mar the film.


Mark Lester and Jack Wild in “Oliver!”. Photo: Columbia

Review: OLIVER!

Sir Carol Reed’s last great film is long but opulently staged and has solid casting.