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Masters of their Craft: Scorsese, De Niro, Pacino and Pesci Make 'The Irishman' Great—Even If the Film Falls Short of Being a Masterpiece

Masters of their Craft: Scorsese, De Niro, Pacino and Pesci Make 'The Irishman' Great—Even If the Film Falls Short of Being a Masterpiece

Dec 05, 2019 10:30  |  Bob Grimm

After a lot of publicity surrounding the digital de-aging of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman has arrived on Netflix (it remains on some local movie screens, too), and it’s a...

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A Social Statement: 'Queen and Slim' Works Thanks to a Charming and Talented Lead Duo

A Social Statement: 'Queen and Slim' Works Thanks to a Charming and Talented Lead Duo

Dec 05, 2019 09:15  |  Bob Grimm

Queen and Slim depicts the worst Tinder date … pretty much ever.

Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith star as the title characters, two young people who meet in a diner for a mediocre online date. On t...

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Masterful Mystery: 'Knives Out' Is a Whole Lot of Fun, Thanks to a Fantastic Cast

Masterful Mystery: 'Knives Out' Is a Whole Lot of Fun, Thanks to a Fantastic Cast

Dec 04, 2019 14:30  |  Bob Grimm

Director Rian Johnson, maker of the divisive Star Wars: Episode VII—The Last Jedi , and also the brilliant Looper , takes a crack at the whodunnit genre—and comes up aces.

Daniel Craig stars as private-inv...

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Content Shifter: Nine Streaming Series From the Fall That Are Worth Watching

Content Shifter: Nine Streaming Series From the Fall That Are Worth Watching

Dec 02, 2019 15:00  |  Bill Frost

Most review columns are dropping their “Best of 2019” lists right about now, thanks to a deadly combo of holiday resignation and critical narcissism.

On one hand, it’s almost Christmas, so who cares? O...

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Home Video Review: 'The Report' Wastes a Great Adam Driver Performance and a Shocking True Story

Home Video Review: 'The Report' Wastes a Great Adam Driver Performance and a Shocking True Story

Dec 02, 2019 12:30  |  Bob Grimm

One man puts it all on the line to expose the CIA’s torture tactics post-Sept. 11 in The Report , a film—based on real life—from writer-director Scott Z. Burns.

Adam Driver acts his heart out as Daniel J...

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A Neighborly Masterpiece: Tom Hanks Is Brilliant as Mister Rogers in 'A Beautiful Day'

A Neighborly Masterpiece: Tom Hanks Is Brilliant as Mister Rogers in 'A Beautiful Day'

Nov 28, 2019 10:30  |  Bob Grimm

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood , based on the real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod, is a beautiful film. It’s whimsical, sweet, complicated and full of warmth—just lik...

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Home Video Review: 'The Peanut Butter Falcon,' About a Man With Down Syndrome Who Wants to Be a Wrestler, Is a Great Adventure

Home Video Review: 'The Peanut Butter Falcon,' About a Man With Down Syndrome Who Wants to Be a Wrestler, Is a Great Adventure

Nov 26, 2019 13:15  |  Bob Grimm

The Peanut Butter Falcon is one of this year’s better directorial debuts. Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz deliver a real winner with a terrific cast. It’s a strange and funny Southern odyssey with a ...

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Fast and Fantastic: 'Ford v Ferrari' Sets a New Standard for Race Car Movies With Its Brilliant Performances and Amazing Action

Fast and Fantastic: 'Ford v Ferrari' Sets a New Standard for Race Car Movies With Its Brilliant Performances and Amazing Action

Nov 21, 2019 10:30  |  Bob Grimm

For those of you who love cars, but are getting tired of the Fast and Furious franchise’s “vroom-vroom” formula, Ford v Ferrari will be a welcome ode to automobiles going very fast.

It’s the 1960s, and H...

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