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Based on the plot synopsis (wife-abusing genius finds spookily high-tech way to be even more abusive), I knew I wasn’t likely to be keen on “The Invisible Man” (2020). Some people like scare-me-boo movies, though, and if you’re one of those people, don’t let this review stop you. It appears Elisabeth Moss is striving to resurrect the mantle of America’s Victim once held by Sondra Locke. It was excruciatingly disturbing to spend two hours watching her be watched as the scary-movie, tension-building, plot-twisting to-do list is methodically checked off. For the sake of empowerment, plausibility is bent until it breaks.

Boy, those 5G phones really are strong. If you try to explain it, the concept of time travel as a cinematic device is pretty preposterous. It’s like a magic eraser that lets the screenwriter fix any plot problems, because, you know, time travel. And yet, when done properly, it cashes in your willing suspension of disbelief and pays you back tenfold. “Don’t Let Go” (2019) asks you to believe that the magic of cellular technology can allow a cop (David Oyelowo) and his niece to try to solve two murders, two weeks apart. It works. Just promise to stay connected.