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Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Lena Dunham and Zosia Mamet in “Girls”. Photo: HBO

Review: Naked But Not Afraid

Girls: Above all, it remained funny throughout its six seasons.

Adam Sandler in “Sandy Wexler”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: Hollywood Player

Sandy Wexler: Woefully unfunny, with another annoying performance by Adam Sandler.

Gabriele Ferzetti and Monica Vitti in “L’Avventura”. Photo: Janus Films

Review: After Anna

L’Avventura: Monica Vitti is excellent in her star-making role.

Charlize Theron and Vin Diesel in “The Fate of the Furious”. Photo: Universal

Quick Take: A Fast Betrayal

The Fate of the Furious: Unwieldy, but boosted by Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.

Kathy Bates and Jennifer Jason Leigh in “Dolores Claiborne”. Photo: Columbia

Review: Island of Misery

Dolores Claiborne: Kathy Bates is a tower of strength in a role that initially isn’t easy to love.

Don Rickles and Frank Sinatra on “The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast”. Photo: NBC

Don Rickles 1926-2017

He was booked by talkshow hosts right up until his death and knew how to deliver a barb.

Shailene Woodley, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman in “Big Little Lies”. Photo: HBO

Quick Take: Murder in Monterey

Big Little Lies: A stylishly directed soap opera that takes beautiful advantage of its locations.

Scarlett Johansson in “Ghost in the Shell”. Photo: Paramount

Quick Take: Who Am I?

Ghost in the Shell: Follows a predictable Hollywood formula without giving us something deeper to ponder.