Movie 1: Sharper
This is an excellent and clever who-done-it thriller. It’s a slick con game with impeccable acting. Con artists in New York City try to get a billionaire’s fortune. We loved it. Unfortunately, this movie is in very limited theatrical release. Streaming on Apple TV+.
Movie 2: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
This is yet another superhero film based on the Marvel comics. This is the third film in the Ant Man series, and the least satisfying. Even though the performances and visuals were ok, we found the story dark and confusing. Entertaining enough, but definitely no block buster.
Movie 3: Navalny
This is a fascinating CNN Documentary, filmed as the story unfolds, about the Russian opposition leader Alexi Navalny. It follows his life and career from near assassination by poisoning to his arrest at the Moscow airport and subsequent imprisonment in 2020. It just won the Bafta Award last week in London for the Best Documentary. It should also win the Oscar next month. This is powerful, truthful film making. Russian and English, with English subtitles. In theatres and HBO Max.