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‘Eddie the Eagle’ a feel-good (mostly fictional) true-life tale

Maybe it’s unfair, but I came away feeling cheated by “Eddie the Eagle.’’ It’s a jolly real-life tale about an underdog who made a splash at the 1988 Winter Olympics, and it does make you feel good, but it turns out that the film’s story is 90 percent fiction.

  • Movie Capsules Feb. 26

    Capsules of movies playing at local theaters. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.

  • ‘Triple 9’ is a meticulous, well-made crime film

    “Triple 9’’ is no routine crime film.

  • Movie Capsules Feb. 19

    Capsules of movies playing at local theaters. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.

  • ‘The Witch’ a haunting prequel to Salem

    Set under gray Puritan skies in a deathly autumn, “The Witch” is a slow-burning 1600s horror thriller so bone-dry it would only take a match for the whole movie to go up in flames.“A New England folktale” is how the opening titles describe writer-director Robert Eggers’ impressively rigorous feature debut.

  • ‘Race’ a portrait of Jesse Owens and Berlin Olympics

    Some real-life events couldn’t be more right for movies, and the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics was one of them.

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