Dominque Fishback, Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in “Project Power”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: PROJECT POWER

Even though there’s tension near the end, the film as a whole is sluggish from the start.


Alec Guinness in “Tunes of Glory”. Photo: United Artists

Review: TUNES OF GLORY

At every turn, this film emphasizes psychology in the military.


Morena Baccarin and Gerard Butler in “Greenland”. Photo: STX

Quick Take: GREENLAND

Diverting enough, but might’ve been more emotional with a stronger cast and characters.




Nikita Mikhalkov and Nadezhda Mikhalkov in “Burnt by the Sun”. Photo: Sony Pictures Classics

Review: BURNT BY THE SUN

Some critics thought the film was too thin, but it became a major hit and it’s hard not to be entertained and moved by it.


“Work It”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: WORK IT

In spite of a few engaging dance numbers this innocuous, formulaic comedy lacks spark (and attitude).


Gang Dong-won in “Peninsula”. Photo: RedPeter Film

Quick Take: PENINSULA

Uneven, but dark and apocalyptic, with plenty of tension.




Russell Crowe in “Unhinged”. Photo: Solstice

Quick Take: UNHINGED

Russell Crowe is frightening to watch; the film is exciting at times, but also distasteful.


Fred Rogers in “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”. Photo: Focus Features

Review: WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

This film creates an endearing portrait of Fred Rogers that points out a flaw or two as well.