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Jean-Louis Barrault and Arletty in “Children of Paradise”. Photo: Pathé Consortium Cinéma

Review: Love on the Boulevard du Crimes

Children of Paradise: The film doesn’t cease to entertain, as the characters struggle to do the best they can with their lives.

Dakota Johnson in “Suspiria”. Photo: Amazon Studios

Quick Take: Dance Til You Drop

Suspiria: Far too drawn-out, with an outrageously bloody and bizarre climax… but gorgeously photographed.

Dan Stevens in “Apostle”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: Feeding the Goddess

Apostle: Far too often this is a muddled and unappealing horror-thriller, with a wooden lead character.

Jessica Harper in “Suspiria”. Photo: 20th Century Fox

Review: The Witches of Freiburg

Suspiria: Dario Argento shows a knack for presenting the heart of Europe as filled with hidden supernatural wickedness.

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.