Paul Mercurio and Tara Morice. Photo: Ronin Films

Review: STRICTLY BALLROOM

Not all that different from Baz Luhrmann’s later films, but more heartfelt and effortless in a way.


Florence Pugh and Harry Styles. Photo: Warner

Quick Take: DON’T WORRY DARLING

The ending may be sloppily conceived, but its visual style and thrills make it worth a look.


Photo: Mantaray Film

Quick Take: JOYCE CAROL OATES: A BODY IN THE SERVICE OF MIND

Joyce Carol Oates’s literary gifts are front and center, but her quietly charming personality is another reason to see the film.


Gabriel Byrne. Photo: 20th Century Fox

Review: MILLER’S CROSSING

As the story unfolds, one’s attention never wavers.


Tom Hanks. Photo: Disney Plus

Quick Take: PINOCCHIO

Doesn’t have enough original ideas in terms of story, visual design (and new songs for that matter) to make anyone care. 


Photo: Neon

Review: FIRE OF LOVE

A film that entertains and educates, while its love story is inspiring, even provocative, I’m sure, to some people.


Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn. Photo: Netflix

Review: BETTER CALL SAUL

Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn in particular deserved recognition for their incredible performances as codependent con men.


Pilou Asbaek and Sylvester Stallone. Photo: Amazon Prime Video

Quick Take: SAMARITAN

OK action, but too bland to get anyone excited.