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Home Video Review: Mel Gibson Turns in Career-Best Work in 'Blood Father'

Home Video Review: Mel Gibson Turns in Career-Best Work in 'Blood Father'

Monday, August 29, 2016  |  Bob Grimm

Mel Gibson is an asshole, but he can act with the best of them—something he proves yet again in Blood Father .

As Link—an ex-con with a tattoo parlor in his trailer and a missing daughter (Erin Moriarty)—Gibson is a stunning, grizzly marvel, elevating mediocre material into something quite watchable.

Wh...

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Loving Arms: 'War Dogs' Delivers Laughs and Satire With Its Real-Life Story

Loving Arms: 'War Dogs' Delivers Laughs and Satire With Its Real-Life Story

Thursday, August 25, 2016  |  Bob Grimm

Director Todd Phillips, a man responsible for slob comedies like The Hangover and Old School , takes a more serious, satirical route with War Dogs . The results are mixed—but ultimately entertaining.

The film is based on an article in Rolling Stone that described real-life gun-runners and the way they bilked...

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A Modern Western Masterpiece: 'Hell or High Water' Is a Film Without Flaws

A Modern Western Masterpiece: 'Hell or High Water' Is a Film Without Flaws

Thursday, August 25, 2016  |  Bob Grimm

Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster are simply amazing in Hell or High Water , a terrific modern Western from director David Mackenzie.

Pine and Foster play two brothers who devise a bank-robbing scheme to save the family farm; Bridges is the soon-to-be-retired sheriff trying to stop them. Pine tak...

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True TV: 'The Strain' Continues the Vampire Invasion; 'You’re the Worst' Remains the Best

True TV: 'The Strain' Continues the Vampire Invasion; 'You’re the Worst' Remains the Best

Wednesday, August 24, 2016  |  Bill Frost

The Strain (Sunday, Aug. 28, FX), season premiere: The most disconcerting part of the Season 3 opener of The Strain , FX’s scariest series (sorry, American Horror Story )? Setrakian (David Bradley) reminding us that it’s only been 23— 23! —days since the Euro-vampires landed in New York City. Dr. Eph (Core...

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Home Video Review: Get Ready to Laugh and Cringe at David Cross' Latest Special on Netflix

Home Video Review: Get Ready to Laugh and Cringe at David Cross' Latest Special on Netflix

Monday, August 22, 2016  |  Bob Grimm

In his latest comedy special, Making America Great Again! on Netflix, David Cross takes a little more than 10 minutes to really get going.

When he gets going … holy shit!

This guy isn’t afraid of anything. He takes on Donald Trump, the pope and the Catholic Church, terrorists, etc., with a fearlessness ...

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To Be Frank: 'Sausage Party' Is a Hilarious, Violent, Profane Movie—With Surprising Depth

To Be Frank: 'Sausage Party' Is a Hilarious, Violent, Profane Movie—With Surprising Depth

Thursday, August 18, 2016  |  Bob Grimm

There’s been too much “more of the same” at theaters this summer. Flat big-budget blockbusters and sequels without an ounce of creativity or originality keep being churned out of the Hollywood industrial complex, delivering an astounding amount of expensive, vapid horse shit.

Sausage Party , the anima...

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