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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.

Bernardo Bertolucci in “Scene by Scene”. Photo: BBC

Bernardo Bertolucci, 1941–2018

Bertolucci remains one of the greatest filmmakers of the 1970s.

Nicolas Roeg in “The Culture Show”. Photo: BBC

A Master of Visuals and Atmosphere

Two days ago, Nicolas Roeg, this master of visuals and atmosphere, died at the age of 90.

Kurt Russell in “The Christmas Chronicles”. Photo: Netflix

Quick Take: Don’t Call Him Fat

The Christmas Chronicles: OK fare for kids.