Mark Jordan Legan

TV writer and film historian

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Our critics review “The Two Popes,” a Netflix film about the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal Pope Francis as they forge a future for the Catholic Church, which has been…

The can’t-miss catastrophe of ‘Cats’

Our critics review “The Two Popes,” a Netflix film about the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal Pope Francis as they forge a future for the Catholic Church, which has been…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Our critics review "The Day Shall Come," a comedy starring Anna Kendrick as an FBI operative who turns an impoverished preacher into a criminal to impress her boss; "Abominable," an…

'Abominable:' delightful and will be enjoyed by parents and kids

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Is 'Dark Phoenix' a satisfying end to the X-Men film franchise?

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