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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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    This Week’s Review: “All The President’s Men”

    The weekend of November 30 was as parched as a Gila monster’s throat, at least as far as new movies were concerned. Perhaps Hollywood doesn’t think it’s smart to release new films during final examination times. I could have used the time to see “Widows,” but opinion on campus seems evenly divided; it’s either “very …

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    This Week’s Review: “Green Book” and “Fantastic Beasts II”

    I spent part of the Thanksgiving holiday wisely; i.e., I saw two films in one very long afternoon: “Green Book” and “Fantastic Beasts II: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” I enjoyed both of them, but for different reasons. I started with “Green Book”; I had not originally planned to see it, but I heard so many …

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    This Week’s Review: “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”

    The weekend of November 9-11 was a bit hectic, but I did manage to see “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.” I can’t say that it is the most wholesome film I have ever seen, but it holds its own with the various Swedish and American interpretations of the “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” adventures. …

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    This Week’s Review: “Hunter Killer”

    I had not held out much hope for the weekend of November 3, but a suggestion that I might enjoy “Hunter Killer” led me to a very entertaining submarine film with enough action to satisfy even my jaded tastes. I still have memories of such gems from the 1950s as Run Silent, Run Deep; but …

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