Movie Diary 4/23/2019

Avengers: Endgame (Anthony and Joe Russo, 2019). I just realized that not only are you supposed to keep secrets about who lives and dies in this movie – fair enough – you’re not even supposed to mention the main plot device. Man, that doesn’t leave much, even with three hours of very slow-moving material to work with. It’s fair to say that this is an entirely competent (if very frequently cornball) factory-made product, and I would never pretend that sausage is easy to create. But I’m relieved this part of our lives is over. (full review 4/25)