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Kate Beckinsale in “Underworld: Blood Wars”. Photo: Screen Gems

Quick Take: Selene’s Fifth

Underworld: Blood Wars: Nothing new to see here and the visual effects are as uneven as ever.

Denzel Washington in “Malcolm X”. Photo: Warner

Review: How Little Became Huge

Malcolm X: Very long, but always worthwhile, it just draws you in with its vivid camerawork and all the period details.

John Cleese and Andrew Sachs in "Fawlty Towers". Photo: BBC
John Cleese and Andrew Sachs in “Fawlty Towers”. Photo: BBC

Andrew Sachs, 1930-2016

We’ll obviously remember Sachs for Manuel and his brilliant comedy routines with John Cleese.

Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan in "Masters of Sex". Photo: Showtime
Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan in “Masters of Sex”. Photo: Showtime

Quick Take: Talking About Sex

Masters of Sex: Very uneven, and the story might have been best served as a miniseries.

"Late Night with Seth Meyers". Photo: NBC
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”. Photo: NBC

Will Donald Trump Take James Buchanan’s Place?

A transition filled with incompetents, white supremacists and people looking to make a quick buck (including the President-elect).

Clint Eastwood in "Dirty Harry". Photo: Warner
Clint Eastwood in “Dirty Harry”. Photo: Warner

Review: Justice with a Magnum

Dirty Harry: Time to take this film back and not allow a bunch of white, male alt-right Scorpio wannabes define Don Siegel’s work.

Lewis MacDougall in "A Monster Calls". Photo: Focus Features
Lewis MacDougall in “A Monster Calls”. Photo: Focus Features

Quick Take: A Boy and His Tree

A Monster Calls: A complex and for children totally relevant and relatable message about the nature of grief.

Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in "Allied". Photo: Paramount
Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in “Allied”. Photo: Paramount

Quick Take: Spies and Lovers

Allied: Marion Cotillard is a major reason why the film earns its emotions near the end.