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  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★½

    The Avengers have enjoyed a decade-long run in the winner’s circle. A problem pops up within the first 10 minutes of the movie or stand-alone adventure, a superhero solves and prepares for the sequel. The villainous Thanos had been lurking in the background most of the time, but his wrath was on full display in “Infinity War.” For the depleted heroes, losing half of the world’s population in a snap was the biggest defeat they ever suffered, and “Avengers: Endgame”…

  • The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

    The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

    ★★

    A documentary nearly as shallow as its subject. It's good as background noise, but with the new approaches that documentaries have taken over the last five years, this doesn't stand out.

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The thing with horror movies is that in a sick, gruesome way, they are a form of escapism. What happens in them can’t possibly happen in real life. The plot, the mayhem and the monsters are scary enough to provoke emotion while still feeling distant from what’s unfolding on the screen. “Hereditary” is not one of those movies; you will need something else to escape from this.
    Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff and Milly Shapiro make up the Grahams,…

  • 300: Rise of an Empire

    300: Rise of an Empire

    ★½

    I hated "300" and I never planned to watch the sequel. However, it was part of a double feature at the local drive-in, so I stuck around for it. That said, it was an improvement over "300" as far there being toned-down racism and sacrilegious imagery being pushed to fluff up the Greeks.

    If it were for Artemesia's attitude and wardrobe, I would have given it only 1/2 star because overall, it's quite a lazy sequel.