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Josh Duhamel in “Transformers: The Last Knight”. Photo: Paramount

Quick Take: Boring Bots

Transformers: The Last Knight: The 3D battles are all vintage Michael Bay, but curiously unimpressive. 

“Leviathan”. Photo: Sony Pictures Classics

Review: Justice in Putin Land

Leviathan: The story has tension, but also a bizarre sense of humor in its portrayal of the mayor.

Talia Shire and Sylvester Stallone in “Rocky”. Photo: United Artists

John G. Avildsen: Friend of Underdogs

At his best, the director had us against the ropes.

Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg in “Breathless”. Photo: Criterion

Review: A Blueprint for the New Wave

Breathless: Becomes alive out on the streets, with a constantly moving camera and a sense of authenticity.

Adam West in “Batman”. Photo: ABC

Adam West: Farewell to a Caped Crusader and a Mayor

He was a different Batman, but that made Adam West stand out.

Dominique Abel, Emmanuelle Riva and Fiona Gordon in “Lost in Paris”. Photo: Oscilloscope

Quick Take: Shenanigans in Paris

Lost in Paris: Don’t expect belly laughs, but a few scenes are inventively staged.

Nicolas Cage in “Adaptation.”. Photo: Columbia

Review: The Truth About Charlie

Adaptation.: Funny and strange, the film dissolves the border between reality and fiction.

Gal Gadot in “Wonder Woman”. Photo: Warner

Quick Take: An Amazing Amazon

Wonder Woman: Overlong, but fun and explosive.