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Home Video Review: 'Blindspotting' Is a Daring Dark Comedy Featuring a Compelling Writing/Acting Duo

Home Video Review: 'Blindspotting' Is a Daring Dark Comedy Featuring a Compelling Writing/Acting Duo

Nov 13, 2018 15:15  |  Bob Grimm

Collin (Daveed Diggs), a man on his last few days of probation, faces a challenge when he not only witnesses a cop shooting a suspect in the back; he also winds up being in the presence of another per...

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Insulting a Legend: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Is an Embarrassing, Milquetoast Movie That Resorts to Fakery Regarding the Life of Freddie Mercury

Insulting a Legend: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Is an Embarrassing, Milquetoast Movie That Resorts to Fakery Regarding the Life of Freddie Mercury

Nov 08, 2018 10:30  |  Bob Grimm

Rami Malek gives it his all as Freddie Mercury, the late lead singer of Queen, in Bohemian Rhapsody . Oh, and there’s a competent re-creation of Queen’s Live Aid domination.

Unfortunately, those are the ...

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Home Video Review: Ethan Hawke Is Perfectly Cast as an Indie-Rock Star in 'Juliet, Naked'

Home Video Review: Ethan Hawke Is Perfectly Cast as an Indie-Rock Star in 'Juliet, Naked'

Nov 05, 2018 17:00  |  Bob Grimm

The title of this film, Juliet, Naked , is a nod to The Beatles’ release of Let It Be … Naked , a stripped-down version of that album. In this movie, Juliet, Naked is a demo version of an album recorded by ...

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Content Shifter: These Seven Series Featuring Contract Killers Are Worth Some Streaming Time

Content Shifter: These Seven Series Featuring Contract Killers Are Worth Some Streaming Time

Nov 05, 2018 16:10  |  Bill Frost

Admit it: You’re dreading the same old home-for-the-holidays family Thanksgiving dinner with the same old question, “How’s your job going?” To which you’ll have to mumble the same old answer between b...

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Sk8r Story: 'Mid90s,' Jonah Hill's Directing Debut, Is a Terrific Film About Skater Culture and Family Dysfunction

Sk8r Story: 'Mid90s,' Jonah Hill's Directing Debut, Is a Terrific Film About Skater Culture and Family Dysfunction

Nov 01, 2018 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

Jonah Hill makes his feature-directing debut using his own script with Mid90s , the best movie ever made about skater culture—and a powerful film about familial dysfunction and the need for friendship.

S...

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Honoring a Horror Classic: 'Halloween' Is Easily the Best Film in the Franchise Since the Legendary Original

Honoring a Horror Classic: 'Halloween' Is Easily the Best Film in the Franchise Since the Legendary Original

Oct 25, 2018 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

Forty years after she first “dropped the knife,” Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) tangles, yet again, with the unstoppable killer Michael Myers—and this time, she’s got an arsenal and a panic room.

The...

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A Winner Western: John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix Excel in the Gritty 'Sisters Brothers'

A Winner Western: John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix Excel in the Gritty 'Sisters Brothers'

Oct 25, 2018 08:15  |  Bob Grimm

John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix join forces as title-characters The Sisters Brothers , guns for hire who are contracted to find a prospector (Riz Ahmed) with a scientific trick for finding gold in ri...

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Home Video Review: Netflix's 'Haunting of Hill House' Is Both Great Horror and a Fine Family Drama

Home Video Review: Netflix's 'Haunting of Hill House' Is Both Great Horror and a Fine Family Drama

Oct 22, 2018 17:45  |  Bob Grimm

I binge watched the 10-episode, 10-hour series The Haunting of Hill House in a day on Netflix—and I wanted more.

So, yeah, it’s good.

Based, very loosely, on the Shirley Jackson novel, it tells the story ...

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