Freeze Frame: “Boston Strangler” (R), “Moving On” (R), “The Magician’s Elephant” (PG), “One Fine Morning” (R)

The Hulu drama “Boston Strangler” is a workmanlike journalistic procedural about the two women, played by Keira Knightly and Carrie Coon, who in the 1960s were credited with breaking the story of the infamous serial killer while breaking the glass ceiling for female reporters. “Boston Strangler” capably captures the considerable frustrations of the investigation as well as the frustrations of sexism and corruption.

Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda have become a popular geriatric comic duo. Their latest effort is the dark comedy “Moving On,” a revenge tale about two women who seek to punish a man for past grievances after his wife dies. “Moving On” is an oddball movie that finds some success in small moments but can never quite establish a consistent tone.

“The Magician’s Elephant” is a colorful Netflix animated adventure based on a children’s novel by Kate DiCamillo. This fairytale involves a young boy who attempts to locate his long-lost younger sister by following the advice of a fortune teller who advises him to follow an elephant conjured up by a magician. It’s a sweet-natured, story about finding the courage to achieve one’s goals. “The Magician’s Elephant” is a well-produced and easygoing addition to the genre.

Léa Seydoux gives a warm performance in the French slice-of-life romantic drama “One Fine Morning.” At the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, it won the award for Best European Film. Seydoux plays Sandra, a young professional interpreter whose father is suffering from dementia. As she struggles to secure an acceptable living situation for him and provide for her eight-year-old daughter, Sandra embarks on an affair with a married friend. This low-key drama doesn’t try to do too much, but its quiet emotional connections make “One Fine Morning” an intimate, wistful affair.

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