Andie Macdowell and Hugh Grant in “Four Weddings and a Funeral”. Photo: Working Title

Review: FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL

Hugh Grant’s befuddled screen persona was created right there and then, as far as Hollywood and the rest of the world outside Britain was concerned. 


Aaron Paul in “El Camino”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: EL CAMINO

Fans of the show will appreciate Vince Gilligan’s style, and Aaron Paul is fine, even if the movie feels far from necessary. 


 

Choi Woo-shik, Song Kang-ho, Jang Hye-jin and Park So-dam in “Parasite”. Photo: Neon

Review: PARASITE

It has a phenomenal script that remains flawless throughout.


 



Sam Worthington in “Fractured”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: FRACTURED

The path leading up to the twist feels entirely run-of-the-mill.


 

“My Life As a Comedian”. Photo: SF

Quick Take: MY LIFE AS A COMEDIAN

A moving examination of the far-reaching effects of bullying among schoolchildren, boosted by good performances.


 

Will Smith in “Gemini Man”. Photo: Paramount

Quick Take: GEMINI MAN

Intense action, but hampered by the film’s ultra-crisp TV movie look.


 



Helen Mirren in “Catherine the Great”. Photo: HBO

Quick Take: CATHERINE THE GREAT

Playing lustful, power-hungry people, Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke look like they had fun.


 

Patrick Wilson, Harrison Gilbertson, Laysla De Oliveira and Avery Whitted. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: IN THE TALL GRASS

As the forces of the field have an effect on its victims the movie derails, resulting in a chaotic final half hour.

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