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Julie Andrews in “Mary Poppins”. Photo: Disney

Review: Sorting Out the Bankses

Mary Poppins: An immensely satisfying and charming fantasy musical.

Sondra Locke in “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter”. Photo: Warner

Sondra Locke: One Final Insult

Evidently, some chose to see her as washed-up and bitter; others saw a woman being brutally held back.

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”. Photo: Sony

Quick Take: Meet Miles

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Visually speaking, more than ever does it look like a comic book come alive.

Kevin Spacey in “House of Cards”. Photo: Netflix

Review: Underwood’s Underworld

House of Cards: No documentary, but it was fun and scary at times.

Rose McIver and Ben Lamb in “A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: Unrest in Aldovia

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding: Cute and innocuous is all we’re getting out of it.

George H.W. Bush in a 1980 campaign ad.

George H.W. Bush in the Movies

Maybe one day we’ll have a movie about George H.W. Bush that doesn’t primarily focus on laughs?

Taron Egerton in “Robin Hood”. Photo: Summit Entertainment

Quick Take: Before Sherwood

Robin Hood: Action-filled fun for a hungover Sunday afternoon, but also juvenile and dumb.

Tim Blake Nelson in “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”. Photo: Netflix

Review: The Wild, Wild West

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: Some of the tales are thin, but the cast, themes and humor more than compensate.