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Robert De Niro in “The Wizard of Lies”. Photo: HBO

Quick Take: The Madoff Enigma

The Wizard of Lies: Well written and staged, with a dark allure that draws you in.

Roger Moore and Barbara Bach in “The Spy Who Loved Me”. Photo: United Artists

Roger Moore: Nobody Did It Better

You can argue over which Bond is the best, but this was the guy I grew up with. 

Javier Bardem in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”. Photo: Disney

Quick Take: High Seas Hijinks

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: Has a busy plot but still drags for long stretches.

Keve Hjelm and Thommy Berggren in “Raven’s End”. Photo: SF

Review: In the Shadow of Hitler’s Olympics

Raven’s End: Bo Widerberg crafted a moving drama that has become an enduring Swedish classic.

Hans Zimmer in concert in Orange, France.

A Glorious Evening with Hans Zimmer

The Oscar-winning composer has put together an amazing show.

Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung in “In the Mood for Love”. Photo: USA Films

Review: Romance Over Noodles

In the Mood for Love: The narrative is slow, a little dreamy at times.

Michelle Pfeiffer in “The Fabulous Baker Boys”. Photo: Twentieth Century Fox

Remembering Michael Ballhaus

Michael Ballhaus was an ace with many cards up his sleeve, but it’s nice to learn what really set him apart.

William Hurt and Matt Damon in “The Good Shepherd”. Photo: Universal

We Need a Proper Movie About Allen Dulles

Allen Dulles’s career as spymaster and his political influence, for better or worse, deserve to be discussed to a greater degree.