Quick Take: RIDING IN DARKNESS
Jonas Karlsson is convincing as the manipulative, wicked teacher.
Quick Take: TROLL
A silly, overly familiar, but well-paced disaster movie cum Michael Bay-esque action adventure.
Review: DEATH OF A SALESMAN
Fredric March knows how to command a screen and gives a powerful performance as Willy Loman.
Quick Take: A CHRISTMAS STORY CHRISTMAS
Genuinely sweet; it’s nice to see a movie that doesn’t feel a need to force some contrived conflict into the story.
Much like a good breaking-news story, Scarface, The Public Enemy and Little Caesar are to the point, bare-bones, and packed with thrills.
Quick Take: SPIRITED
Enjoyable thanks to bouncy Pasek/Paul songs, a lot of enthusiasm, amusing dialogue, generous Christmas trappings and an amiable cast.
Quick Take: DEVOTION
There’s real emotion in the portrait of Brown and Hudner’s friendship, and Jonathan Majors is a stand-out.
Quick Take: DISENCHANTED
Pretty but bloated, with songs and ideas that are less memorable this time round.