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While no one is going to mistake The Hitman’s Bodyguard for high art, it will please those in the mood for late-summer fun.

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The sense of place and uniformly superb performances make it worth seeing, and maybe ultimately singing along with.

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"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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My key central barometer

From Dr. Jan Richard Goldsmith:

I hope that you are soon well and recovered from your illness. Reading the many various movie reviews, while your review is not amongst them, has little to no relevance for me.

It is your review, and only your review, that has been my "key central barometer" for my deciding whether or not to consider seeing a movie for the past many decades. Therefore, from a rather self-serving prospective, it is essential that you get well and rebegin to write your movie reviews. That is how relevant your work contributions have long been to me.

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