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.


Isabella Rossellini in “Blue Velvet”. Photo: 20th Century Fox

Review: BLUE VELVET

David Lynch finds a way to deliver real tension alongside all the startlingly odd ideas in his mind.




Kirsten Rolffes in “The Kingdom”. Photo: Zentropa

Review: THE KINGDOM

The show began in a somewhat controlled fashion, but soon got increasingly crazier.


Jamal Khashoggi and Hatice Cengiz in “The Dissident”. Photo: Briarcliff

Review: THE DISSIDENT

Tension, engaging interviews and unique footage; very well-crafted and visually arresting.


Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins in “The Father”. Photo: Sony Pictures Classics

Review: THE FATHER

One of its great achievements is that it increases people’s understanding of what it’s like to live with dementia.


“Small Axe”. Photo: BBC

Review: SMALL AXE

This TV anthology is an invaluable document by Steve McQueen.


Magdalena Kolesnik in “Sweat”. Photo: Lava Films

Quick Take: SWEAT

Anchored by Magdalena Kolesnik’s performance, and the world of influencers is perfect fodder for this type of story.