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Blythe Danner and Richard Dreyfuss in “Madoff”. Photo: ABC

Quick Take: Fall of King Midas

Madoff: Richard Dreyfuss is excellent as Bernie Madoff, and it’s a slick production.

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“Shoah”. Photo: IFC Films

Review: Oppressive and Invaluable

Shoah: Invaluable as a historic document, the film is frequently fascinating but also a complete descent into an abyss of humanity, almost oppressive to experience.

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Norman Lear and Lena Dunham.

Sundance 2016: Farting Corpses, Slave Rebellions and Sitcom Legends

Now we’ll have to wait and see which films we’ll still be talking about one year from now.

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Hillary Clinton in the ad “The World”.

A Few Last Ads from the Iowa Candidates

The campaigns have been busy releasing new ads for the caucuses. Here’s a selection from the frontrunners.

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Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Revenant”. Photo: 20th Century Fox

Review: Back from the Dead

The Revenant: This is a majestic film, with a few unbelievable shots and a degree of tension that remains edge-of-your-seat throughout.

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Madeleine Carroll and Robert Donat in “The 39 Steps”. Photo: Gaumont British

Review: Another Man Knows Too Much

The 39 Steps: Really, it’s an utterly preposterous story, but so riveting and entertaining that one simply accepts it.

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Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni in “A Special Day”. Photo: Gold Film

A Special Bond With Ettore Scola

When Italians familiarized themselves with the sentiments of Ingmar Bergman, Swedish moviegoers fell in love with Italy as portrayed by Ettore Scola.

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Trevor Noah on “The Daily Show”. Photo: Comedy Central

Trump and Cruz Desperately Courting the Racist Vote

Donald Trump has released an attack ad against Ted Cruz, and I love it!