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Rebecka Liljeberg and Alexandra Dahlström in “Show Me Love”. Photo: Memfis Film

Review: Ending Boredom

Show Me Love: Everything is painfully familiar and authentic.

Isak Bakli Aglen and Jonas Strand Gravli in “22 July”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: Norway in Crisis

22 July: A lot to handle and Paul Greengrass succeeds intermittently.

Kayli Carter, Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn in “Private Life”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: Looking for Eggs

Private Life: Sounds like depressing material, but it’s more heartwarming than anything. 

Bengt Ekelund in “The Seventh Seal”. Photo: SF

My 12 Favorite Ingmar Bergman Movies

He remains one of my favorite directors – few others have been able to penetrate our deepest and darkest emotions in such frequently powerful ways.

Judy Garland in “A Star Is Born”. Photo: Warner

Review: Garland’s Rebirth

A Star Is Born: A magnificent comeback for Judy Garland, a tour-de-force performance that had a lot of truth in it.

Frank Sinatra and Janet Leigh in “The Manchurian Candidate”. Photo: United Artists

Review: Agent Solitaire

The Manchurian Candidate: The style is intense and direct, almost like a documentary.

Rowan Atkinson and Olga Kurylenko in “Johnny English Strikes Again”. Photo: Working Title

Quick Take: New World, Old English

Johnny English Strikes Again: As always, Rowan Atkinson tries hard to wring laughs out of his rubber-faced character.

Ryan Gosling in “First Man”. Photo: DreamWorks

Review: Fly Me to the Moon

First Man: A magnificent tribute to an outstanding American, and human, achievement.