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Shahab Hosseini and Taraneh Alidoosti in “The Salesman”. Photo: Amazon Studios

Review: Cracks in the Façade

The Salesman: A completely gripping showdown in the last half-hour that has us pondering the value and meaning of revenge.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson in “Life”. Photo: Columbia

Quick Take: In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream

Life: Delivers thrills, which is all some audiences will ask for… but a bit of ambition wouldn’t have hurt.

Angela Davis in “13th”. Photo: Netflix

Review: Birth of a Scheme

13th: Black lives have never mattered all that much.

Emma Watson in “Beauty and the Beast”. Photo: Disney

Quick Take: Tale as Old as Time 

Beauty and the Beast: Emma Watson is radiant in the lead and the 3D visuals really draw us into this fairytale world. 

Spencer Tracy in “Judgment at Nuremberg”. Photo: United Artists

Review: After Göring

Judgment at Nuremberg: Stanley Kramer and his team keep the duels in court lively and the fact that some of the scenes were actually shot in Nuremberg adds to the fact-based feel of the film.

“Kong: Skull Island”. Photo: Legendary

Quick Take: The Beast is Back

Kong: Skull Island: This 3D adventure keeps its tongue firmly in cheek while delivering its monstrous thrills.

Wilfrid Hyde-White and Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady”. Photo: Warner

Review: A Loverly Musical

My Fair Lady: The pacing is slow, but on the whole this opulent experience is hard to beat.

Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman in “Logan”. Photo: 20th Century Fox

Quick Take: Ailing and Hurting

Logan: Gets a tremendous boost from its earnest approach and Hugh Jackman’s tortured performance.