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Belted by the Bible: Darren Aronofsky's 'Mother!' Is Crazy, Creative and Captivating

Belted by the Bible: Darren Aronofsky's 'Mother!' Is Crazy, Creative and Captivating

Thursday, September 21, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Writer-director Darren Aronofsky is a nut, and his latest film, Mother! , is one helluva nutty movie.

The film’s star, Jennifer Lawrence, is currently dating Aronofsky, a fact that infiltrates the mood of Mother! because the film takes aim at relationships, in a rather nasty way, among its many targets. ...

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True TV: Fall Debuts Including 'Star Trek: Discovery', 'Young Sheldon,' 'The Good Doctor' and More

True TV: Fall Debuts Including 'Star Trek: Discovery', 'Young Sheldon,' 'The Good Doctor' and More

Wednesday, September 20, 2017  |  Bill Frost

It’s finally here—and CBS won’t let TV critics see it in advance. Everything’s probably fine, just fine. Star Trek: Discovery (series debut Sunday, Sept. 24, CBS) has been a troubled production since it was announced two years ago; the least of its problems is that it’ll move to yet another paid strea...

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Home Video Review: A Ho-Hum Mystery and a Drab Side Plot Arrest 'The Limehouse Golem'

Home Video Review: A Ho-Hum Mystery and a Drab Side Plot Arrest 'The Limehouse Golem'

Monday, September 18, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

The Limehouse Golem stars Bill Nighy as Inspector Kildare, commissioned by Scotland Yard to find the notorious Golem Killer, a Jack the Ripper-type serial killer. The film is based on a 1994 novel that incorporated actual historical figures like Karl Marx. Juan Carlos Medina’s movie is good-looking, ...

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'It' Is Lit: Stephen King's Muddled Novel Proves to Be Excellent Source Material for Andy Muschietti's Horrifyingly Great Film

'It' Is Lit: Stephen King's Muddled Novel Proves to Be Excellent Source Material for Andy Muschietti's Horrifyingly Great Film

Thursday, September 14, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

I read It when the novel came out in 1986, and I was underwhelmed. It had a cool premise, but sloppy, overlong, out-of-control prose. That sucker needed some editing.

I had been gobbling up Stephen King books (I’m a big fan of Christine and Different Seasons ), but experienced a bit of a lull in interest a...

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True TV: 'Better Things' and 'Vice Principals' Return; 'Salvation' Finally Ends

True TV: 'Better Things' and 'Vice Principals' Return; 'Salvation' Finally Ends

Wednesday, September 13, 2017  |  Bill Frost

The first season of Better Things (Season 2 premiere Thursday, Sept. 14, FX) debuted quietly and closed to a deafening chorus of critical huzzahs, but no one had an answer for the question: “Is it a comedy, or is it a drama?” Creator/star Pamela Adlon has summed it up best as an “incredible feelings s...

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Blu Ray Review: 'Band Aid' Is an Amusing Comedy With Some Pretty Good Music

Blu Ray Review: 'Band Aid' Is an Amusing Comedy With Some Pretty Good Music

Monday, September 11, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Zoe Lister-Jones writes, directs, stars and performs good music in Band Aid , a funny and sometimes nasty look at a struggling couple’s last attempt to save their marriage by forming a garage band.

Lister-Jones plays Anna, who is fed up with Ben (Adam Pally), her artist husband who refuses to do the di...

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