Riz Ahmed and John Turturro in “The Night Of”. Photo: HBO

Review: THE NIGHT OF

The series is worthwhile because of how Richard Price and Steven Zaillian write their characters, the acting, and the irresistibly dirty New York look.


Mads Reuther in “Into the Darkness”. Photo: Odin’s Eye

Quick Take: INTO THE DARKNESS

Well acted and handsomely staged account of the occupation, even if the film might have benefited from a less polished approach. 


Toshiro Mifune in “Throne of Blood”. Photo: Too

Review: THRONE OF BLOOD

Along with Roman Polanski’s 1971 adaptation, this one stands as the definitive interpretation of Shakespeare’s tale.




Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin in “Homeland”. Photo: Showtime

Review: HOMELAND

Claire Danes was at the top of her game here, but Mandy Patinkin also excelled.


Aleksei Kravchenko in “Come and See”. Photo: Mosfilm

Review: COME AND SEE

It’s hard to think of any other movie that captures the surreal and historical relevance of the war in such a profound way.


John Turturro in “The Plot Against America”. Photo: HBO

Review: THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA

Superior performances by several actors in the cast are obvious highlights.




Natasha Gregson-Wagner and Robert Wagner in “Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind”. Photo: HBO

Quick Take: NATALIE WOOD: WHAT REMAINS BEHIND

The portrait of Natalie Wood’s life and career is lovingly put together, with many stars providing insight.


David Bennent in “The Tin Drum”. Photo: Bioskop Film

Review: THE TIN DRUM

It’s a rich, colorful, to some extent vulgar film, with a fine music score by Maurice Jarre and an unforgettable performance by young David Bennent.