Some films are lavish eight-course meals. Others are pastries. Midnight in Paris  is of the second variety, but since it was made by Woody Allen and unfolds in the most evocative city on Earth, it’s a most satisfying pastry.
Hollywood has a long history of movies about aliens who come to Earth bent on conquest. But how do you fight an alien germ? That’s the question posed by The Andromeda Strain , Robert Wise’s nail-biter adaptation of a Michael Crichton novel.