Review: Spielberg’s New Chapter
The Color Purple: Steven Spielberg is sometimes described as a filmmaker who’s not very good with actors, but the cast here is perfect throughout.
Quick Take: Gay and of a Certain Age
Living. Loving: Moving, inspiring and very humane.
Quick Take: It Lacks Bite
The Meg: You do get pretty much what you came for, but it’s overlong and its thrills on the mediocre side.
Quick Take: Cruise Therapy
Like Father: The director’s feature debut is formulaic and offers no surprises, but it is also sweet.
Review: Under Hunt’s Skin
Mission: Impossible – Fallout: Chapter six certainly honors the predecessors but also has the courage to break new ground in some ways.
Review: Behind the Wallpaper
Through a Glass Darkly: There are only four actors in the film, but they all deliver tremendously effective performances.
Quick Take: Slim Pickings
Slender Man: It’s obvious that the filmmakers have no idea what to do with their skinny bogeyman.
Review: Listening and Judging
Red: Both Iréne Jacob and Jean-Louis Trintignant are very good; Krzysztof Kieslowski has written rich, solid characters for all three films.
Review: Silence is Golden
Persona: It’s like Ingmar Bergman is offering the complete fireworks of his mind.