Harrison Ford and Gene Hackman in “The Conversation”. Photo: Paramount

Review: THE CONVERSATION

Gene Hackman delivers a quiet, sad performance as the introverted listener who finds peace playing the saxophone.


Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Ben Shenkman, Mark Rylance, Eddie Redmayne and Alex Sharp in “The Trial of the Chicago 7”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7

Predictably crowd-pleasing, with a rousing finale, but Aaron Sorkin also makes a clear connection to modern-day protests.


Audrey Hepburn in “Funny Face”. Photo: Paramount

Review: FUNNY FACE

The film feels luxurious right from the start. 




Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin in “The Piano”. Photo: Miramax

Review: THE PIANO

Jane Campion’s most famous film lives up to its reputation as a masterpiece.


Adam Sandler in “Hubie Halloween”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: HUBIE HALLOWEEN

High spirits, but the film won’t win Adam Sandler any new fans.


Kate Walsh and Liam Neeson in “Honest Thief”. Photo: Open Road

Quick Take: HONEST THIEF

Far too much of this mediocre movie is too dumb (especially the FBI agents) and there aren’t thrills enough to compensate.




Joan Fontaine and Judith Anderson in “Rebecca”. Photo: United Artists

Review: REBECCA

Rebecca convincingly established Alfred Hitchcock as a great Hollywood talent.


Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson in “The Comey Rule”. Photo: Showtime

Quick Take: THE COMEY RULE

It’s impossible to take your eyes off Brendan Gleeson as the tragicomic Trump.