Jean-Claude Van Damme in “The Last Mercenary”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: THE LAST MERCENARY

Benefits from the spectacle of watching Jean-Claude Van Damme deliver kicks like it’s still 1989.


Laurence Olivier in “Hamlet”. Photo: Two Cities Films

Review: HAMLET

Laurence Olivier’s artistic choices here made Shakespeare look daringly fresh.


Laurence Olivier in “Henry V”. Photo: Two Cities Films

Review: HENRY V

The result was a film that seemed both ahead of its time and grounded in the tradition of the theater.


Vicky Krieps, Thomasin McKenzie, Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal and Luca Faustino Rodriguez in “Old”. Photo: Universal

Quick Take: OLD

Never dull, but a bit of a mess, constantly falling short of providing a satisfying amount of thrills or emotion. 




Kate Beckinsale in “Jolt”. Photo: Amazon Prime Video

Quick Take: JOLT

An action-comedy that desperately tries to find the right tone and balance, offering neither laughs nor tension. 


Kiana Madeira in “Fear Street: 1666”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: FEAR STREET: 1666

A little uneven, but ties up loose ends effectively, adding social commentary without losing sight of its horror ingredients. 


LeBron James in “Space Jam: A New Legacy”. Photo: Warner

Quick Take: SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY

LeBron James’s charisma isn’t on Michael Jordan’s level, but what’s worse is Warner’s constant, smug self-promotion.


Enzo Staiola and Lamberto Maggiorani in “Bicycle Thieves”. Photo: PDS

Review: BICYCLE THIEVES

It has become the most famous neorealist film of them all, not least because of its power to move mass audiences.