Quick Take: The Stars Were Bright, Fernando
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again: Cher makes a true star appearance near the end as Donna’s glamorous mother.
Review: Life of a Ringmaster
Sawdust and Tinsel: It’s as if this film made Ingmar Bergman see the world in a grander (perhaps a bit more Italian?) way than his previous projects.
Quick Take: Staten Island Anarchy
The First Purge: As action-packed and appealing to our lowest instincts as the predecessors, but far from bright.
Review: On the Threshold of Death
Cries and Whispers: This one is tough, but spellbinding.
Review: A Tough Egg to Crack
Cool Hand Luke: Luke’s constant attempts to escape are almost heartbreaking and there is certainly an element of tragedy here.
Quick Take: Teasing the Cartels
Sicario: Day of the Soldado: A bit sluggish at times, but with the writer’s expected, clever Western touches.
Review: How Esther Found Vicky Lester
A Star Is Born: The film is at its most compelling examining the cost of fame and how frail male egos handle adversity.
Review: Rise of a Buccaneer
Captain Blood: This one must have thrilled boys in the 1930s.
Quick Take: Judging Life
The Children Act: Moving and perceptive.