Paula Bronstein in “Bellum: The Daemon of War”. Photo: Deckert Distribution

Quick Take: BELLUM: THE DAEMON OF WAR

Interesting at times, but frustratingly empty.


Wendy Chinchilla Araya in “Clara Sola”. Photo: Oscilloscope Laboratories

Quick Take: CLARA SOLA

The film slowly but intriguingly connects Clara to the beauty and mystery of nature.


Hamish Linklater in “Midnight Mass”. Photo: Netflix

Review: MIDNIGHT MASS

This became Mike Flanagan’s best project to date.


Disa Ă–strand in “Shop”. Photo: Folkets bio

Quick Take: SHOP

It’s all too slow and lacking in energy.




Cary Elwes and Brooke Shields in “A Castle for Christmas”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: A CASTLE FOR CHRISTMAS

Brooke Shields and Cary Elwes try to give it a wee bit of charm.


Lady Gaga and Adam Driver in “House of Gucci”. Photo: MGM

Quick Take: HOUSE OF GUCCI

Colorful, but not dark or outlandish enough.


Herbert Nordrum and Renate Reinsve in “The Worst Person in the World”. Photo: Neon

Review: THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD

If this is Joachim Trier selling out, he should do it more often.


Andrew Garfield in “tick, tick… BOOM!”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: TICK, TICK… BOOM!

Staged to great effect by Lin-Manuel Miranda, making this movie an overlong but still very enjoyable show with energetic music numbers.