February 21

Winchester (2018)

a standard spook with a message on the morality of guns

February 14

Molly’s Game (2017)

a lightweight expose of the seedy world of high-stakes gambling

February 07

Lucky (2017)

a poignantly introspective essay on aging and death

February 01

Phantom Thread (2017)

a psychological thriller and satire on haute couture

January 29

Lady Bird (2017)

brilliant acting stands out in a cliche-filled coming-of-age tale

January 26

The Post (2017)

a true story showing why the media is despised by despots

January 21

The Shape of Water (2017)

a luscious production of an unoriginal fairy tale