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Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper and Cher in “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”. Photo: Universal

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.

Åke Grönberg and Harriet Andersson in “Sawdust and Tinsel”. Photo: Sandrew

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. 

Lex Scott Davis and Joivan Wade in “The First Purge”. Photo: Universal

Quick Take: Staten Island Anarchy

The First Purge: As action-packed and appealing to our lowest instincts as the predecessors, but far from bright.

Kari Sylwan and Ingrid Thulin in “Cries and Whispers”. Photo: SF

Review: On the Threshold of Death

Cries and Whispers: This one is tough, but spellbinding.

Paul Newman in “Cool Hand Luke”. Photo: Warner

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.

Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin in “Sicario: Day of the Soldado”. Photo: Columbia

Quick Take: Teasing the Cartels

Sicario: Day of the Soldado: A bit sluggish at times, but with the writer’s expected, clever Western touches.

Janet Gaynor, Fredric March and Adolphe Menjou in “A Star Is Born”. Photo: United Artists

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.

Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone in “Captain Blood”. Photo: Warner

Review: Rise of a Buccaneer

Captain Blood: This one must have thrilled boys in the 1930s.

Fionn Whitehead and Emma Thompson in “The Children Act”. Photo: BBC Films

Quick Take: Judging Life

The Children Act: Moving and perceptive.