Movie: ‘A Man Called Otto’

“Director Marc Forster’s screen version of Swedish author Fredrik Backman’s 2012 novel ‘A Man Called Ove’ … celebrates kindness, emotional openness and reconciliation. Yet, as scripted by David Magee, this character study is not wholly free of problematic elements.”

Movie: ‘Nope’

After a grim quotation from the prophet Nahum, the opening scene of “Nope” (Universal), writer-director Jordon Peele’s menacing sci-fi horror film, sets the tone for what follows.