Wonder Wheel (12)
While not vintage Woody Allen, Wonder Wheel still rates as one of his better post-2000 flicks.
Helping it stand out from his inferior efforts is how gorgeous the film looks; the 1950s time period jumps out of the screen, often bathed in sunlight.
We’re also treated to another strong turn from Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake supplies small doses of charm.
But James Belushi can’t rescue his detestable carousel operator and given the real-life controversy surrounding Allen’s past, there’s no escaping the discomfort you feel watching the way he treats his female characters here.
Wonder Wheel is worth giving a whirl but you won’t want to get back on for a second ride.