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FilmWatch Weekly: Men, Math, Chicken, and Czechs

Alternatives to this week's superhero spectacle include zany Danish comedy, offbeat family dysfunction, and the secret stars of "Star Wars"

It goes without saying (but we’ll say it anyway) that about a million times more people will see “Captain America: Civil War” this weekend than any of the films listed below. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. It’s a crackerjack action film, designed to release a flood of serotonin into the brain of any Marvel Comics fan who watches it. But viewers looking for other options may feel stymied by its ubiquity. That’s what we’re here for.

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Film Review: “Dough” rises to the occasion

Jonathan Pryce stars as an Orthodox Jewish baker who takes a Muslim teen under his wing in this cross-cultural comedy.

These days, Jonathan Pryce is known best for playing the fanatical, puritanical, religious leader The High Sparrow on “Game of Thrones.” Back in the day, though, he was a cult-movie icon as the hapless Everyman at the center of Terry Gilliam’s dystopian 1985 comedy “Brazil.” In the new movie “Dough,” he combines a righteous glare and a disarming smile to play an Orthodox Jewish baker in London who takes a Muslim teen under his wing.

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