Quick Take: Sunset
Ambitious in every way, but also slow.
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.
Quick Take: Triple Frontier
The Colombian jungle heist and subsequent escape through the Andes offer satisfying thrills.
Review: Lilya 4-Ever
There is so much tragedy in this film that it goes a little too far.
Review: Strangers on a Train
This is one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest thrillers, filled with curious doubles and opposites.
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.
Quick Take: Captain Marvel
Great rapport between Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson (who’s been very convincingly digitally de-aged)… and Goose the cat.
You may say you’ve grown tired of the genre, but it’s made important cultural advances over the years.