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Some Guy Ritchie films , like “The Gentlemen,” are big, sloppy fun, while others, like “Wrath of Man,” (2021) are just big and sloppy. In the latter, the soundtrack heralds a menacing tone that persists as one criminal seeks payback from another. There’s lots of standard Ritchie touches – jumping back and forth in time, the audience never quite knowing whose side anyone is on – but some plot points are dwelled upon while others breeze by confusingly. But the tonal bleakness lacks the comic blackness Ritchie is often able to mine from intramural mayhem. Something’s missing in all this carnage. Humanity?

They don’t make ’em like “Town & Country” (2001) anymore. They can’t. If a movie this saturated in white privilege and male libidinaity were made today, the filmmakers would be flogged in the town square (or at least get a lot of dislikes on social media). Nobody would blame Warren Beatty, however. Don’t hate him because he’s beautiful. Anyway, a family (Diane Keaton and Beatty – he’s an architect because of course he is) with homes on Fifth Avenue and in the Hamptons has a bit of a mid-life crisis, as do their friends (Goldie Hawn, Garry Shandling). First-world hijinks ensue.