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  • The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

    The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

    ★★★★

    “You have to write about them… This is your story to tell, as sure as I’m sitting here. And you will not be right until you do.”

    A lovely, compelling story about the blessing of books in the midst of horror, and finding people with whom one belongs. Though it didn’t captivate me at every moment, this is one of those rare instances when I like a film better than the novel it’s based on.

    Granted, for me, a story…

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron

    ★★★★★

    More than any of the other MCU flicks, I watched this one for kicks.

    And...it kinda pulled my guts out.

    Believe it or not, there's an advantage to watching the Avengers' story out of order. I'm finally ready for Infinity War.

    Don't spoil it for me, anybody.

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  • Old Fashioned

    Old Fashioned

    ★★★★½

    I don't think this film's description does it justice, as I've found the story to be so much more than two people trying to attempt an old fashioned courtship. The style of their courtship isn't the point, so much.

    Since I read Old Fashioned as a novel before the movie released, I was already aware that the story isn't about giving folks pointers or rules on chaste dating. That would've made for a noble but likely pretty simplistic, flat tale—and…

  • Return to Mayberry

    Return to Mayberry

    ★★★★★

    Admittedly, my rating of this made-for-TV movie is based on how much I enjoyed it, with little regard for objectivity.

    Despite the story's few inconsistencies with The Andy Griffith Show (I've watched all eight seasons, many of the episodes two or three times) and its spinoff, Mayberry R.F.D. (which I've read about), and also despite how I'm sure others would find it slow and anything but spectacular, for me it was pure, nostalgic, comedic, heartwarming bliss, a little bittersweet around…