SMOKE & MIRRORS ★★★☆☆
D: Alberto Rodríguez (Marshland)
S: José Coronado, Eduard Fernández, Santiago Molero.
A catalogue of names and places is somehow made digestible. A pacey political crime caper.
DON’T THINK TWICE ★★★½☆
D: Mike Birbiglia (Sleepwalk with Me).
S: Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci.
Cutting uncomfortable dissection of professional jealousy generally and improv theatre specifically. But chemistry between leads lacking.
WOMEN WHO KILL ★★★☆☆
D: Ingrid Jungermann.
S: Sheila Vand, Deborah Rush, Ingrid Jungermann, Ann Carr, Grace Rex, Shannon Patricia O'Neill, Tami Sagher, Annette O'Toole.
Akin to SO I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER, except far less polished. Arch dialogue. Ending unexpected, but tone doesn't suit.