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Kelsey Grammer and Kristen Bell in “Like Father”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: Cruise Therapy

Like Father: The director’s feature debut is formulaic and offers no surprises, but it is also sweet.

Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames in “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”. Photo: Paramount

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.

Lars Passgård and Harriet Andersson in “Through a Glass Darkly”. Photo: SF

Review: Behind the Wallpaper

Through a Glass Darkly: There are only four actors in the film, but they all deliver tremendously effective performances.

Joey King in “Slender Man”. Photo: Sony Pictures

Quick Take: Slim Pickings

Slender Man: It’s obvious that the filmmakers have no idea what to do with their skinny bogeyman.

Iréne Jacob in “Red”. Photo: MK2 Productions

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.

Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann in “Persona”. Photo: SF

Review: Silence is Golden

Persona: It’s like Ingmar Bergman is offering the complete fireworks of his mind.

Gabriel Byrne and Toni Collette in “Hereditary”. Photo: A24

Review: A Diabolical Tragedy

Hereditary: The greatest horror movie we’ve seen in many years.

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.