Let’s face it, if you’ve held or have run for a major political office, someone is going to make a movie about you. Whether for good (“Lincoln”) or bad (“Game Change”) reasons, cinema and television is obsessed with the lives of politicians. It’s therefore fitting that this year gave us not one, but two films about the history-making President Barack Obama as he completes his final term. In the summer we were gifted with the endearingly romantic “Southside With You,” and now Vikram Gandhi brings us the equally compelling “Barry,” exploring Obama’s formative years at Columbia University.
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