Quick Take: The Madoff Enigma
The Wizard of Lies: Well written and staged, with a dark allure that draws you in.
You can argue over which Bond is the best, but this was the guy I grew up with.
Quick Take: High Seas Hijinks
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: Has a busy plot but still drags for long stretches.
Raven’s End: Bo Widerberg crafted a moving drama that has become an enduring Swedish classic.
The Oscar-winning composer has put together an amazing show.
Review: Romance Over Noodles
In the Mood for Love: The narrative is slow, a little dreamy at times.
Michael Ballhaus was an ace with many cards up his sleeve, but it’s nice to learn what really set him apart.
Allen Dulles’s career as spymaster and his political influence, for better or worse, deserve to be discussed to a greater degree.