Ed Koch: Mayor—and Movie Critic

Watch Mayor Koch's last-ever episode of his movie-review webseries

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Ed Koch, the former New York mayor who died early this morning, is perhaps best known for the bold leadership style he displayed during three terms in City Hall—but he was also, when not governing the city, a notable film-goer. And, from 2009 until 2011, Koch shared his opinions on those movies through his video series “Mayor at the Movies.” In fact, the entirety of www.mayorkoch.com is devoted to his cinematic judgements.

(READ: TIME’s Full Obituary for Mayor Ed Koch)

In the above clip—Koch’s last review, a Dec. 2011 rave for My Week with Marilyn—the red-suspendered mayor sits in front of a window and waxes thoughtful about Michelle Williams’ performance, with the skyline of the city he once led always visible over his shoulder.

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