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  • Only the Brave

    Only the Brave

    ★★★½

    The temptation had to be there to make Only the Brave into a story about the fires, which ravage forests and plains and homes without discrimination. That's what we expect in a movie about such forces of nature, because disasters and visual effects sell on the big screen. Here, though, is a film in which we barely understand the wildfires that the characters try to extinguish. That seems right, since, at times, even the hotshot crews fighting those fires have…

  • Goodbye Christopher Robin

    Goodbye Christopher Robin

    ★★½

    For those who enjoy having their pleasant childhood memories smashed, here's Goodbye Christopher Robin, a dispiriting account of how some of the most beloved children's stories came to be. The truth is important, as depressing as it may be, so there's nothing inherently wrong with the movie's attempt to lift the veil on the creation and results of the cultural phenomenon that A.A. Milne conceived with Winnie-the-Pooh, his animal friends, and the young boy who accompanied them on their adventures.…

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  • Mortdecai

    Mortdecai

    Mortdecai is the stuff that inspires stipulations in wills, as in, "Have some basic decency on the event of my passing, and don't let people bring up that one movie." On the more positive side of things, it's also one of those movies that will likely be a, if not the, low point for everyone involved, which theoretically means that everyone here only has better things to look forward to in the future of their careers. Even so, this one is going to sting.

    See my full review at Mark Reviews Movies.

  • Last Ounce of Courage

    Last Ounce of Courage

    ½

    This is the movie equivalent of a spoiled child having a temper tantrum, stomping around the room, and, through the whole thing, repeatedly falling down. It would be easy to be annoyed with the movie if it weren't so unaware of how damn funny its display of pointless outrage is.