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Gunnar Björnstrand in “Winter Light”. Photo: SF

Review: Doubting Tomas

Winter Light: The film is a riveting meditation.

Michael Che and Colin Jost. Photo: NBC

My Emmy Predictions 2018

Let’s predict this year’s winners.

“The Predator”. Photo: 20th Century Fox

Quick Take: A Hunter Returns

The Predator: A very busy story gets a highly charged treatment.

John David Washington in “BlacKkKlansman”. Photo: Focus Features

Review: Joining Trump’s “Good People”

BlacKkKlansman: The movie is a mixed bag, but there’s no shortage of brilliance.

Bonnie Aarons in “The Nun”. Photo: Warner

Quick Take: Monastery Mayhem

The Nun: Much like Annabelle (2014), this one finds it hard to stand on its own legs.

Burt Reynolds on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson”. Photo: NBC

Burt Reynolds, a Georgia Hero

Burt Reynolds was allegedly offered but turned down virtually every hottest screen role you can imagine.

Alba August in “Becoming Astrid”. Photo: Music Box Films

Quick Take: Astrid’s Agony

Becoming Astrid: Alba August is excellent in the lead and the film has attractive production values.

Patricia Clarkson, Amy Adams and Eliza Scanlen in “Sharp Objects”. Photo: HBO

Quick Take: Mommie Dearest

Sharp Objects: Its effect is greatly diminished by excess.

Betty Field and Zachary Scott in “The Southerner”. Photo: United Artists

Review: Soil of Sorrows

The Southerner: Above all, the film addresses a reality for the working class with great passion and credibility.