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Sometimes a Bad Apple: This New Documentary Shows the Darker Side of Steve Jobs

Sometimes a Bad Apple: This New Documentary Shows the Darker Side of Steve Jobs

Thursday, September 03, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

From Alex Gibney, director of Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief , comes Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine , a documentary on the late Apple founder.

The film basically covers the entire career of Steve Jobs, from his job at Atari through his stints with Apple. Because Jobs did so much in...

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An Insipid, Cowardly Affair: 'No Escape' Wastes the Talents of Its Capable Stars

An Insipid, Cowardly Affair: 'No Escape' Wastes the Talents of Its Capable Stars

Thursday, September 03, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

Owen Wilson and Lake Bell do “scared shitless” with the best of them in No Escape , an occasionally gripping but mostly silly American-tourist nightmare from director John Erick Dowdle.

The movie offers some tense moments and decent sequences, but it becomes an insipid affair in the end—and all of Wils...

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Good but Awkward: 'The Diary of Teenage Girl' Is a Well-Done Movie That Isn't for Everybody

Good but Awkward: 'The Diary of Teenage Girl' Is a Well-Done Movie That Isn't for Everybody

Thursday, September 03, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

A 15-year-old girl winds up in a relationship with her mother’s boyfriend—a man in his 30s—in The Diary of a Teenage Girl , a justifiably uncomfortable and nicely acted film from director-screenwriter Marielle Heller.

Bel Powley is fantastic as Minnie, a dark, awkward teen living in San Francisco. She ...

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True TV; Colbert Takes Over 'The Late Show'; 'You're the Worst' Re-Reinvents the Rom-Com

True TV; Colbert Takes Over 'The Late Show'; 'You're the Worst' Re-Reinvents the Rom-Com

Wednesday, September 02, 2015  |  Bill Frost

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (Tuesday, Sept. 8, CBS), series debut: No one’s probably more excited about the long-awaited arrival of new Late Show host Stephen Colbert than James Corden, who’s been working The Late Late Show for more than three months without a proper lead-in—just reruns of CBS dra...

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Home Video Review: Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Chris Pine Amaze in 'Z for Zachariah'

Home Video Review: Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Chris Pine Amaze in 'Z for Zachariah'

Tuesday, September 01, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

Three people and a couple of dogs try to figure things out in a post-apocalyptic world during Z for Zachariah , a strong acting exercise featuring Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Chris Pine.

Ann (Robbie) has been living a solitary life ever since a nuclear war wiped out the world’s population. She ...

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Tragic Talent: Jason Segel Is Simply Amazing as David Foster Wallace in 'The End of the Tour'

Tragic Talent: Jason Segel Is Simply Amazing as David Foster Wallace in 'The End of the Tour'

Thursday, August 27, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

In 1996, Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky spent almost a week living and traveling with author David Foster Wallace. Wallace was winding up a book tour in support of his highly acclaimed, wonderfully crazy novel Infinite Jest , and Lipsky thought there was no better time to spotlight this author in one...

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