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Brady Jandreau as Brady Blackburn in “The Rider.”

Rider (R) ***** Let me start by saying this is a remarkable film for many reasons, most of all the story. It is the story of a young man, Brady Blackburn (Brady Jandreau) who was a rodeo rider until suffering…

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Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) ***** Just to list the characters in this epic would take all the space for this review. Let us say that the screen is filled with super heroes and one tremendous villain and that the film…

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Isle of Dogs (PG-13) ***** An extraordinarily funny, clever and moving animated experience is what awaits you in this cross-cultural epic. “Epic” if only because it has an amazingly large cast of bi-national voiceover stars (Japanese and American, including Yoko…

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Love, Simon (PG-13) **** One of the better, wittier and more sensitive of high school pictures that’s come along in a long time. Nick Robinson is Simon, a high school senior wistfully making it to graduation while protecting his secret…

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Red Sparrow (R) **** Jennifer Lawrence is certifiably one of the most beautiful women ever to grace the screen. She certainly holds up that standard in this film about espionage and betrayal at many levels. Her dance double, Isabella Boylston,…

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Black Panther (PG-13) ***** There has been a lot of publicity about this film, and the reasons why are apparent early on. Wakanda is an African nation, hidden away from the rest of the world and a technological paradise. It…

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Peter Rabbit (PG) ***** A rival for the recently released “Paddington Bear” hit, this one is equally as clever with even funnier dialogue. James Corden does a crackerjack job as the antagonistic Peter. A supporting cast including Sia, Sam Neill,…

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Call Me by Your Name (R) ***** This is a tricky film to review because while it can seem salacious the film is largely not. Elio (Timothée Chalamet) is a 17-year-old living in northern Italy where he “… reads books…