Theme of the Month: Best Picture Oscar Winners
The Oscars are coming up and what better way to warm up than taking a closer look at the Best Original Song nominees?
New on Netflix: Tyler Perry was probably inspired by erotic movies of the 1980s and ’90s, but there’s no sense of danger, only silliness.
New in Swedish Theaters: Without providing any kind of context, getting to know these women and their issues becomes a rambling uphill climb.
New on Netflix: Attractive and thoughtful entertainment for kids, with engaging voice work and a good music score.
EIGHT MEN OUT (1988)
The period is lovingly recreated; John Sayles emphasizes how important the sport is to kids and working-class fans alike.
JERRY & MARGE GO LARGE (2022)
A fairly unremarkable but still warm and entertaining film, helped by the two leads.
MR. MOM (1983)
Much of the film’s comedy follows a predictable slapstick formula, even if charm is a mitigating circumstance.
Longer Review: Yorgos Lanthimos has taken his talents internationally, on a grander scale, and he’s never been better.
Longer Review: Parts of the film may seem overly monotonous, but it’s a powerfully disquieting, unsentimental and deeply original experience
CARNAL KNOWLEDGE (1971)
Longer Review: In the end, this film got a perfect running time and comes across as well-directed and balanced.