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Putting the Pieces Together: 'Puzzle' Is a Surprising Delight

Putting the Pieces Together: 'Puzzle' Is a Surprising Delight

Aug 16, 2018 11:00  |  Bob Grimm

Kelly Macdonald is terrific in Puzzle as Agnes, a mother of two and wife to Louie (an also-excellent David Denman). Agnes is loved by her family, but they tend to not pay attention to her at times—and s...

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Shark Snark: 'The Meg' Is Doomed by Messy CGI, a Boring Story and a Complete Lack of Blood

Shark Snark: 'The Meg' Is Doomed by Messy CGI, a Boring Story and a Complete Lack of Blood

Aug 16, 2018 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

It’s been more than two decades since author Steve Alten released his big shark story Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror , the first of many Meg books. From the moment the book hit stands, producers have been ...

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Spike Lee Is Back: 'BlacKkKlansmen,' Based on a True Story, Is a Compelling Wakeup Call

Spike Lee Is Back: 'BlacKkKlansmen,' Based on a True Story, Is a Compelling Wakeup Call

Aug 15, 2018 14:00  |  Bob Grimm

The great Spike Lee has returned with BlacKkKlansmen , his best film since Malcolm X came out 26 years ago.

Based on a true story—with some significant tweaking—it centers on Ron Stallworth (John David Was...

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Real-Life Shocker: 'Three Identical Strangers' Is a Well-Done Documentary About a Tragic True Story

Real-Life Shocker: 'Three Identical Strangers' Is a Well-Done Documentary About a Tragic True Story

Aug 09, 2018 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

A young man shows up for his first year at college—and gets greeted as if he’s been there before. Eventually, someone figures out he’s the identical twin of a former student; this brings about a reuni...

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Middle School Masterpiece: 'Eighth Grade' May Just Be This Decade's Great Film About Growing Up

Middle School Masterpiece: 'Eighth Grade' May Just Be This Decade's Great Film About Growing Up

Aug 09, 2018 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

Every decade, it seems like one great movie is made about growing up.

In the 1970s, it was The Bad News Bears . In the ’80s … The Breakfast Club . In the ’90s, I’ll go with Rushmore . The ’00s, it was probab...

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Home Video Review: Ethan Hawke Soars as a Reverend With Doubts in 'First Reformed'

Home Video Review: Ethan Hawke Soars as a Reverend With Doubts in 'First Reformed'

Aug 06, 2018 16:20  |  Bob Grimm

Ethan Hawke is on fire in First Reformed , a return to form for writer-director Paul Schrader, the man who penned Taxi Driver and Raging Bull —and directed American Gigolo 38 years ago.

Hawke plays the Rev. Er...

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Still Doing the 'Impossible': Tom Cruise, Now 56, Takes the Action to an All-New Level in 'Fallout'

Still Doing the 'Impossible': Tom Cruise, Now 56, Takes the Action to an All-New Level in 'Fallout'

Aug 02, 2018 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

Tom Cruise is his maniac self in Mission: Impossible—Fallout , the sixth installment in the steady franchise—and proof that Cruise is certifiably insane. The movie is one “Wow!” moment after another, an...

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Content Shifter: Eight TV Series You Can Watch From Oh! Canada

Content Shifter: Eight TV Series You Can Watch From Oh! Canada

Aug 01, 2018 16:45  |  Bill Frost

We all have friends—mostly on Facebook, the whiniest of all social-media platforms—who have been threatening to “move to Canada!” for almost two years now. They haven’t; they won’t; and they’re certai...

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