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A Worthwhile Disappointment: 'It Chapter Two' Is a Mess, but It Gives the Saga a Needed Conclusion

A Worthwhile Disappointment: 'It Chapter Two' Is a Mess, but It Gives the Saga a Needed Conclusion

Sep 12, 2019 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

It Chapter Two gives moviegoers a needed, yet mediocre, conclusion to a saga started by the previous, far-superior film.

Translation: If you saw and liked the first movie, you need to watch this one to ...

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Learn About This Legend: Linda Ronstadt Gets a Much-Deserved Tribute in This New Documentary

Learn About This Legend: Linda Ronstadt Gets a Much-Deserved Tribute in This New Documentary

Sep 11, 2019 13:00  |  Bob Grimm

Linda Ronstadt is one of the most versatile musicians to have ever walked the planet. Country music, pop, rock, opera, Mexican folk music—her resume is crazily full of wide-ranging, bold leaps into al...

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Home Video Review: Hulu's 'Untouchable' Gives Some of Harvey Weinstein's Victims a Chance to Speak Out

Home Video Review: Hulu's 'Untouchable' Gives Some of Harvey Weinstein's Victims a Chance to Speak Out

Sep 09, 2019 12:30  |  Bob Grimm

Harvey Weinstein is, and always was, a disgusting pig of a human being. Untouchable is a documentary about his despicable ways, specifically his abuse of power and women—and filmmakers don’t need to wor...

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Tears, Great Acting and a Soap-Opera Plot: 'After the Wedding' Is Implausible but Emotionally Compelling

Tears, Great Acting and a Soap-Opera Plot: 'After the Wedding' Is Implausible but Emotionally Compelling

Sep 05, 2019 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

I cried like a damn baby while watching After the Wedding . So, there you go.

After the Wedding has the distinction of having the lion’s share of its dialogue delivered by Michelle Williams, Julianne Moor...

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Home Video Review: Francis Ford Coppola Has Messed Around Again With 'Apocalypse Now'—and This Version Is the Best One Available

Home Video Review: Francis Ford Coppola Has Messed Around Again With 'Apocalypse Now'—and This Version Is the Best One Available

Sep 03, 2019 14:00  |  Bob Grimm

Every now and then, Francis Ford Coppola goes back to his 1979 masterpiece, Apocalypse Now , and gives it another go.

In 2001, he did the Redux version, which featured the clumsy French plantation scene, a...

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Content Shifter: The Nine Best TV Series of Summer 2019

Content Shifter: The Nine Best TV Series of Summer 2019

Sep 03, 2019 13:45  |  Bill Frost

For those of you who missed my TED Talk, “Passion, Perseverance and PBR: Don’t Let Your ‘Job’ Come Before Your Shows,” here’s the takeaway: There’s no shame in watching TV all summer.

Unless you’re an ...

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A Killer Wedding Night: 'Ready or Not' Is an Amusing Thriller With a Star Turn by Samara Weaving

A Killer Wedding Night: 'Ready or Not' Is an Amusing Thriller With a Star Turn by Samara Weaving

Aug 29, 2019 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

After some strong but smaller roles in Ash vs Evil Dead and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri , Samara Weaving gets a lead role in Ready or Not —and totally kills it.

As Grace, a newlywed who has one...

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Movies With Messages: Cinema Diverse, the Valley's LGBTQ Film Festival, Highlights Trans Issues and Films by Women in Its 12th Year

Movies With Messages: Cinema Diverse, the Valley's LGBTQ Film Festival, Highlights Trans Issues and Films by Women in Its 12th Year

Aug 27, 2019 14:30  |  David Kenniston

Cinema Diverse, Palm Springs’ LGBTQ film festival, is celebrating its 12th anniversary this year as it returns over two September weekends, featuring dramas, documentaries, themed sets of sorts and ev...

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