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Short and Tweet – A Brief Review of Movies Released Jan. 29


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We just don’t see enough biopics about Russian poets. Really we don’t.
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A touching adoption documentary is spoiled by staged scenes replete with awful acting.
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Flawed but watchable, Mel Gibson wastes too much time on platitudes instead of action.
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A by-the-numbers rom-com, generally genial but with too many cheap gags and a foregone ending. 
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Germans climb a mountain in 1936, but gripping climbing scenes are undone by a slogging pace. 
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All the world’s problems are due to capitalism. ALL of them? Really?
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