Saga Samuelsson and Jonas Karlsson. Photo: C More

Quick Take: RIDING IN DARKNESS

Jonas Karlsson is convincing as the manipulative, wicked teacher. 


Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: TROLL

A silly, overly familiar, but well-paced disaster movie cum Michael Bay-esque action adventure.


Fredric March and Mildred Dunnock. Photo: Columbia

Review: DEATH OF A SALESMAN

Fredric March knows how to command a screen and gives a powerful performance as Willy Loman.


Photo: HBO Max

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.


Paul Muni. Photo: United Artists

Review: SCARFACE

Much like a good breaking-news story, Scarface, The Public Enemy and Little Caesar are to the point, bare-bones, and packed with thrills.


Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell. Photo: Apple TV Plus

Quick Take: SPIRITED

Enjoyable thanks to bouncy Pasek/Paul songs, a lot of enthusiasm, amusing dialogue, generous Christmas trappings and an amiable cast.


Jonathan Majors. Photo: Sony Pictures

Quick Take: DEVOTION

There’s real emotion in the portrait of Brown and Hudner’s friendship, and Jonathan Majors is a stand-out.


Amy Adams and Maya Rudolph. Photo: Disney

Quick Take: DISENCHANTED

Pretty but bloated, with songs and ideas that are less memorable this time round.