Orson Welles in “The Third Man”. Photo: British Lion Film

Review: THE THIRD MAN

Carol Reed’s greatest films were made after the war and this one is at the top of the list.


“Costa Brava, Lebanon”. Photo: Endeavor Content

Quick Take: COSTA BRAVA, LEBANON

A very human, rich portrait of family dynamics and societal challenges.


“Hotel Transylvania: Transformania”. Photo: Columbia

Quick Take: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA: TRANSFORMANIA

Major liabilities include the hysterical tone, a lack of good jokes and a dumb story.


“Scream”. Photo: Paramount

Quick Take: SCREAM

Staying so close to the first Scream guarantees no shocks or surprises for the audience.




Jonah Hill, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence in “Don’t Look Up”. Photo: Netflix

Review: DON’T LOOK UP

The film moves fast and throws in amusing jabs.


Julia Jones and Michael C. Hall in “Dexter: New Blood”. Photo: Showtime

Quick Take: DEXTER: NEW BLOOD

A well-staged comeback, with thrills and a satisfying finale.


Anton Walbrook and Simone Signoret in “La Ronde”. Photo: Commercial Pictures

Review: LA RONDE

Max Ophüls made his best movies in the 1950s, and it started with La Ronde.


Ben Affleck and Tye Sheridan in “The Tender Bar”. Photo: Amazon Studios

Quick Take: THE TENDER BAR

Sweet and well-acted, but there isn’t a part of the story that will make you raise an eyebrow.