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    This Week’s Review: Tax Time

    The weekend of February 16 offered nothing remotely interesting at the nearest megaplex, so I stayed home and indulged in a dramatic, thoroughly terrifying activity: gathering up my tax documents for my annual visit to my CPA. That visit will come during spring break and I will be in a constant state of nerves until …

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    This Week’s Review: “Cold Pursuit”

    I was somewhat reluctant to see Liam Neeson’s latest thriller, “Cold Pursuit.” I have respected Neeson since his debut in the 1970s, but his recent toxic, racist outburst has, to put it nicely, damaged his reputation. He has apologized, but his career may be over. “Cold Pursuit” is not a bad movie, but I was …

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    This Week’s Review: “They Shall Not Grow Old”

    The only film I saw during the weekend of February 2 was Peter Jackson’s “They Shall Not Grow Old.” I was slack-jawed. The film is a documentary commemorating the end of World War I and consists of footage from that war; we have seen much of that footage over the years, but Jackson and his …

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    This Week’s Review: A Stay-at-Home Weekend

    Even if I hadn’t come down with a stomach ailment, the weekend of January 26 looked bleak. I had no interest in “The Kid Who Would Be King”; I was never fond of Disney’s “The Sword in the Stone,” and this one appeared equally inane. To be honest, I have to admit that, even as …

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    This Week’s Review: “Glass”

    I only had time for one film during the weekend of January 19 and it turned out better than I had expected. I usually enjoy the films of M. Night Shyamalan, and his “Glass” is enjoyable, but only if you have also seen “Unbreakable” and “Split.” I need to review those films on several points, …

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    This Week’s Preview: “Shazam!”

    The weekend of January 12 was another washout; there was nothing playing that made me want to part with neither money nor time. I did think briefly about “The Upside,” the new Kevin Hart comedy, but it was a very fleeting thought and I resisted temptation very easily. I suspect Hollywood did not care to …

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    This Week’s Review: “On the Basis of Sex”

    After my trifecta during Christmas week, I wound up with only one film under my belt for the first week of the new year: “On the Basis of Sex.” It turned out to be a very good choice; it was far better than I had anticipated. I am always a bit wary of “biopics,” but …

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    This Week’s Review: “The Mule,” “Aquaman” and “Vice”

    The theater I usually attend added an early-morning feature during the holidays; that allowed me to spend much of Christmas week at the movies. It two days, I indulged myself in “The Mule,” “Aquaman” and “Vice.” I started with Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule”; the trailers had been more than misleading, so I never knew what …

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    This Week’s Review: “Mortal Engines”

    I started my Christmas holidays with “Mortal Engines,” a film produced by Peter Jackson, who will always be remembered for “The Lord of the Rings.” I have never read the book upon which the film is based, but the trailers looked interesting. The film is spectacular, to say the least, and is worth seeing on the …

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    This Week’s Review: “Columbo”

    I really did want to see the rereleased “Schindler’s List,” but the rains on the weekend of December 8 made me wary of Houston’s roads, so I stayed home and saved my shekels in anticipation of the plethora of riches arriving the weekend of December 15.  I spent part of the weekend chuckling over “The …

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