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Home Video Review: David Letterman Returns and Reminds Us How Great He Is as an Interviewer With Netflix's 'My Next Guest'

Home Video Review: David Letterman Returns and Reminds Us How Great He Is as an Interviewer With Netflix's 'My Next Guest'

Jan 15, 2018 15:00  |  Bob Grimm

Even if you are a David Letterman fan, let’s face it: You probably decreased your viewing of his Late Show in the final years of its run. As with most late-night shows, you caught some glimpses of it th...

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High-Stakes Acting: Jessica Chastain Is Amazing in Aaron Sorkin's 'Molly's Game'

High-Stakes Acting: Jessica Chastain Is Amazing in Aaron Sorkin's 'Molly's Game'

Jan 11, 2018 10:30  |  Bob Grimm

Jessica Chastain takes the role of Molly Bloom—a real poker-game organizer and former championship skier—and nails it: Molly’s Game takes a true story that seems too crazy to be real and turns it into a...

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Home Video Review: Netflix's 'The End of the F***ing World' Is Dark—Very Dark—Humor at Its Finest

Home Video Review: Netflix's 'The End of the F***ing World' Is Dark—Very Dark—Humor at Its Finest

Jan 08, 2018 18:40  |  Bob Grimm

English-import limited series The End of the F***ing World , based upon a dark comic book, is as insane as TV generally gets. If you like your humor dark, dark, dark , this will suit you just fine.

Jessica...

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Weird and Wonderful: 'The Shape of Water' Is a Fascinating Mixture of Beauty and Darkness

Weird and Wonderful: 'The Shape of Water' Is a Fascinating Mixture of Beauty and Darkness

Jan 04, 2018 10:30  |  Bob Grimm

Leave it to Guillermo del Toro to make 2017’s weirdest “mainstream” movie.

The maverick director has been merely so-so with his last couple of big-screen offerings: the gorgeous but shallow Crimson Peak...

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Historical Hit: Gary Oldman's Performance as Winston Churchill in 'Darkest Hour' Is a Triumph

Historical Hit: Gary Oldman's Performance as Winston Churchill in 'Darkest Hour' Is a Triumph

Jan 04, 2018 09:15  |  Bob Grimm

In what amounts to a much-wordier companion piece to Dunkirk , Gary Oldman disappears into the role of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour .

The movie starts shortly before Churchill takes over as prime mini...

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PSIFF: Documentary 'Mankiller' Tells the Story of a Cherokee Chief Who Was of One of the 20th Century's Great Leaders

PSIFF: Documentary 'Mankiller' Tells the Story of a Cherokee Chief Who Was of One of the 20th Century's Great Leaders

Jan 02, 2018 17:00  |  Brian Blueskye

If you’re not a follower of Native American history, you’ve probably never heard of the late Wilma Mankiller—even though she’s arguably one of the most influential women of the 20th century.

Thankfully...

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Home Video Review: Netflix's New Dave Chappelle Specials Prove He's the Best Standup Comic Working Today

Home Video Review: Netflix's New Dave Chappelle Specials Prove He's the Best Standup Comic Working Today

Jan 02, 2018 16:15  |  Bob Grimm

Dave Chappelle solidified his claim to the title of Best Working Standup Comedian by dropping not one, but two standup specials on Netflix on New Year’s Eve.

The first, Equanimity , is a little longer an...

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From Fantastic to Failure: After a Great First Half, 'Downsizing' Chickens Out and Falls Apart

From Fantastic to Failure: After a Great First Half, 'Downsizing' Chickens Out and Falls Apart

Dec 28, 2017 10:30  |  Bob Grimm

I watch a lot of movies. Like, a lot of movies, and it’s very rare for me to be thinking halfway into a movie: “Say, this could be one of the year’s best films!”—only to have it become one of the year’s w...

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