Theme of the Month: Best Picture Oscar Winners

Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie. Photo: Warner

ALL FIVE BEST SONG OSCAR NOMINEES 2024

The Oscars are coming up and what better way to warm up than taking a closer look at the Best Original Song nominees?


Kelly Rowland and Trevante Rhodes. Photo: Netflix

MEA CULPA

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.

Bambi Jaquline Ronneklew. Photo: Film Stockholm

MEGAHEARTZ

New in Swedish Theaters: Without providing any kind of context, getting to know these women and their issues becomes a rambling uphill climb. 

Photo: Netflix

ORION AND THE DARK

New on Netflix: Attractive and thoughtful entertainment for kids, with engaging voice work and a good music score.


Photo: MGM

EIGHT MEN OUT (1988)

The period is lovingly recreated; John Sayles emphasizes how important the sport is to kids and working-class fans alike.

Annette Bening and Bryan Cranston. Photo: Paramount

JERRY & MARGE GO LARGE (2022)

A fairly unremarkable but still warm and entertaining film, helped by the two leads.

Michael Keaton. Photo: 20th Century Fox

MR. MOM (1983)

Much of the film’s comedy follows a predictable slapstick formula, even if charm is a mitigating circumstance.


Emma Stone and Mark Ruffalo. Photo: Searchlight Pictures

POOR THINGS

Longer Review: Yorgos Lanthimos has taken his talents internationally, on a grander scale, and he’s never been better.

Photo: A24

THE ZONE OF INTEREST

Longer Review: Parts of the film may seem overly monotonous, but it’s a powerfully disquieting, unsentimental and deeply original experience

Ann-Margret and Jack Nicholson. Photo: Embassy Pictures

CARNAL KNOWLEDGE (1971)

Longer Review: In the end, this film got a perfect running time and comes across as well-directed and balanced.