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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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    This Week’s Review: Holiday Preview

    The weekend of October 27 was designed to help me save money, and I took full advantage. “Bad Times at the El Royale” just didn’t seem worth the time or money, even though Jeff Bridges always makes my ears perk up. I am not too sure the weekend of November 3 will have much more …

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    This Week’s Review: “Halloween”

    I still remember the night I saw the first version of “Halloween” in October, 1978; I knew that I was watching the birth of a new subgenre soon known as the “slasher film.” The original still has the power to shock, but most have only the power to disgust. This sequel, which bears the same …

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    This Week’s Review: “First Man” and “The Old Man & the Gun.”

    On October 13, I actually had enough time for two films which have been in the news lately: “First Man” and “The Old Man & the Gun.” Both were worth seeing, but I was not totally pleased with either. I still have vivid memories of the early days of the space program and staying up …

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    This Week’s Review: “Venom”

    There wasn’t much choice of movies for the weekend of October 6; I had no interest in the animated “Smallfoot,” and even less in the latest rewriting of “A Star Is Born.” By process of elimination, I wound up seeing the latest comic book movie, “Venom.” I have seen worse, much worse. “Venom” expands upon …

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    This Week’s Review: A Book Instead

    As I feared, Hollywood submitted no new films worth my time or money for the September 29 weekend. If the new Robert Redford film, “The Old Man & the Gun,” had opened in Houston, I probably would have tried to catch it. The lack of interesting films combined with the stormy weather caused me to …

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