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It was difficult enough to bring “The Lord of the Rings” saga to the screen, and now movie producers seek out the source of all the fantasy magic with “Tolkien,” which serves as a bio-pic of the famed Middle-Earth creator, J.R.R. Tolkien. Instead of returning to the depth of fantasy that turned the Englishman into a household name, “Tolkien” tries to remain an emotional event, studying how small ideas from a brilliant mind develop into iconic pages filled with creatures, quests, and harrowing acts of survival. The production can’t fit in everything and it shows, but the feature remains powerful in parts, with actor Nicholas Hoult doing a superb job pulling out the inner life of the author, giving much more than a simple understanding of creative influences. Read the rest at


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