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    This Week’s Review: “Tolkien” and “Avengers: Endgame”

    After the horrors of reading the last essays of the semester, I took a few days off and spent them reading omnivorously and indulging in two visits to the theater, once for “Tolkien” and once for a second viewing of “Avengers: Endgame.” Both were highly therapeutic and enjoyable. “Tolkien” alternates between the writer’s ghastly service …

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    This Week’s Review: Avengers: Endgame

    There was never any question that “Avengers: Endgame” would be on my agenda for the April 27 weekend. I had been on tenterhooks since last year when “Avengers: Infinity War” left the world in a quandary as to whether the world would survive the onslaught of Thanos. I am  more than pleased to report that the sequel …

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    This Week’s Review: Double Feature

    I spent Saturday, April 20, indulging in a double feature. I can’t say that my time was well spent with either feature. I started with “Peterloo,” a film about a brutal incident in 1819 when British troops fired on strikers. I first heard about the Peterloo Massacre in the summer of 1951 when I read …

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    This Week’s Review: “The Sting”

    The weekend of April 13 did not offer anything that would lure me out of my house; I briefly thought about seeing the new “Hellboy,” but I resisted the temptation. An earlier version, with Ron Perlman, was quite enough to satisfy my curiosity. I never followed the comic book in its heyday and have never …

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    This Week’s Review: “Shazam!”

    On April 6, I took a chance on the weather and headed for “Shazam!” It was much better than I expected even though it was also a bit longer than I expected. With the exception of a few scary scenes, it’s a good family film. I did not recognize the cast members, but the actor …

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    This Week’s Review: “Hotel Mumbai”

    I had reservations about what to see on March 30; I had little or no enthusiasm for “Dumbo,” so I chose “Hotel Mumbai.” I might have overlooked the film except for seeing it mentioned on PBS. It was a very depressing film, but I expected that. The film is an Australian production based upon the …

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    This Week’s Review: “Us”

    I remember being deeply impressed by Jordan Peele’s “Get Out,” so I needed little inducement to see his “Us” as part of the March 23 weekend. To say the least, my nerves were thoroughly jangled. The film deals with several of children’s darkest fears, particularly, the fear of abandonment and of whoever or whatever lives behind …

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    This Week’s Review: Rewatch

    As I feared, the weekend of March 18 offered no movies that could tempt me out of my lair. Instead, I caught up on some of the films that never made it into wide distribution in 2018. By coincidence, both of them dealt with the seamier side of various members of the Stuart royal family. …

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    This Week’s Review: “Captain Marvel”

    The long drought disappeared briefly for the weekend of March 9. I treated myself to “Captain Marvel,” about which I have been yammering for weeks. It did live up to my expectations and whets my appetite for “Avengers: Endgame.” I had not been aware of Brie Larson before this film, but she holds her own. …

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    This Week’s Review: Memories

    I have been racking my brain in a vain effort to remember a longer absence from the multiplex. I scoured the listings for the weekend of March 2 and found only one film that sounded remotely interesting, “The Iron Orchard.” I managed to resist the temptation, even though I do have a weakness for films …

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