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Ashton Sanders in “Moonlight”. Photo: A24

Review: Three Shades of Blue

Moonlight: A mesmerizing, authentic portrait of the challenges facing a black man, especially a gay one.

“House of Cards”. Photo: Netflix

Donald Trump (or Bane) Takes the Oath

Now they have the government. And they own whatever comes.

James McAvoy in “Split”. Photo: Universal

Quick Take: Man of a Thousand Faces

Split: James McAvoy is funny and scary as he jumps from one personality to the next.

Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy in “48HRS.”. Photo: Paramount

Review: Frisco Frenemies

48HRS.: Walter Hill paces it very well, lots of laughs, lots of shootouts.

Nate Silver on “Good Morning America”. Photo: ABC

What the 1948 Election Teaches Us About Trump’s Victory

Reading about the race is interesting and enlightening. It made me feel stupid.

Richard Beymer and Natalie Wood in “West Side Story”. Photo: United Artists

Review: Dancing and Dying in America

West Side Story: This beautiful, vivid film maintains its artistic expression from the stage, most evident in the choreography and production design.

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds in “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds”. Photo: HBO

Quick Take: Mother and Daughter, Best Friends

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds: Sweet and compelling, with engaging archive footage of their past.

Gabriel Byrne in “In Treatment”. Photo: HBO

Review: Pushing Patients

In Treatment: At its best, this show reminded me of my own mortality.