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Home Video Review: Netflix's 'The Devil All the Time' Is a Truly Miserable Film—On Purpose

Home Video Review: Netflix's 'The Devil All the Time' Is a Truly Miserable Film—On Purpose

Sep 22, 2020 13:15  |  Bob Grimm

Some movies are made to make viewers miserable. It’s what they set out to do, and if done well, cinema geeks such as myself will tip our hats to them.

The Devil All the Time is one of those movies. It’s...

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Home Video Review: Charlie Kaufman's 'I'm Thinking of Ending Things' Is a Convoluted, Crazy Delight

Home Video Review: Charlie Kaufman's 'I'm Thinking of Ending Things' Is a Convoluted, Crazy Delight

Sep 16, 2020 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

5 out of 5 stars

Charlie Kaufman (writer of Being John Malkovich ) directs and writes the adapted screenplay for I’m Thinking of Ending Things , a nice puzzler of a movie that will have you debating its pl...

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The Return of In-Theater Blockbusters: 'Tenet' Is Gorgeous and Confusing—but You'll Need to Drive to San Diego to See It Without a Wait

The Return of In-Theater Blockbusters: 'Tenet' Is Gorgeous and Confusing—but You'll Need to Drive to San Diego to See It Without a Wait

Sep 09, 2020 15:30  |  Bob Grimm

(4 1/2 of 5 stars)

Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is the sort of movie you need to just take in the first time you see it. Don’t try to figure stuff out; if your brain picks up on shit, fine. If not, relax, b...

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Home Video Review: Apple TV+'s 'Ted Lasso' Takes the Bad-Coach Paradigm—and Turns It On Its Head With Depth, Nuanced Performances

Home Video Review: Apple TV+'s 'Ted Lasso' Takes the Bad-Coach Paradigm—and Turns It On Its Head With Depth, Nuanced Performances

Sep 07, 2020 14:30  |  Bob Grimm

(4 1/2 of 5 stars)

While the trailer for Ted Lasso makes it look like a lame coach comedy à la The Mighty Ducks or Kicking and Screaming , this new Apple TV+ series is so much more.

That’s mainly because it h...

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Content Shifter: Nine New Series to Stream in September

Content Shifter: Nine New Series to Stream in September

Sep 01, 2020 08:00  |  Bill Frost

It’s almost fall already? Time flies when you’re … what’s been going on? The spring and summer were a bit of a blur, for some reason.

September is usually loaded with TV premieres, but 2020 is leaner t...

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Home Video Review: Despite Some Flat Moments, 'Bill and Ted Face the Music' Has Enough Charm to Get By

Home Video Review: Despite Some Flat Moments, 'Bill and Ted Face the Music' Has Enough Charm to Get By

Aug 31, 2020 14:15  |  Bob Grimm

It’s been nearly 30 years since Bill and Ted of San Dimas, Calif., went to hell, played Twister with Death, and supposedly saved the world with a sorta-crappy song that was actually performed by Kiss....

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Home Video Review: The First Two Episodes of HBO's 'Lovecraft Country' Are Crazy Good—Literally

Home Video Review: The First Two Episodes of HBO's 'Lovecraft Country' Are Crazy Good—Literally

Aug 25, 2020 14:15  |  Bob Grimm

I’m two episodes into HBO’s Lovecraft Country , and I’m not entirely sure what’s going on yet with this nutty show—but I sure do like it.

From the creative minds of Misha Green and Jordan Peele comes thi...

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Animation and Appalling Behavior: 'Happy Happy Joy Joy' Tells the Story of a Legendary Cartoon and Its Warped Creator

Animation and Appalling Behavior: 'Happy Happy Joy Joy' Tells the Story of a Legendary Cartoon and Its Warped Creator

Aug 18, 2020 12:45  |  Bob Grimm

I’m a major Ren and Stimpy Show fan. Love the first two seasons to death. Not crazy about what happened after its creator, John Kricfalusi, left the series; he didn’t make it past the second season. The...

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