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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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    This Week’s Review: Stayed Home and Read

    I think it has been at least three weeks since I visited a theater. That has to be a record of sorts. Things will improve in March, but I hope there will not be another long dearth of interesting films in the coming months. I did think briefly about seeing “How to Train Your Dragon,” …

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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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