Author: Chris Lloyd

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DVD review: Paddington

PG, 95 minutes “Paddington,” a British film adaptation of the popular books by Michael Bond, opened in the U.S. without much fanfare or media. In the biz this is known as ‘being dumped into...

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DVD review: The Babadook

Not rated, 93 minutes One of the most chilling and original horror films of recent years, “The Babadook” didn’t even make it to theaters in most cities. If you’re up for some really imaginative...

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DVD review: Big Eyes

PG-13, 106 minutes I’ve been hard on director Tim Burton for spending the last 15 years (mostly) cranking out soulless remakes of moldy intellectual property – “Alice in Wonderland,” etc. He finally diverged to...

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DVD review: A Most Violent Year

R, 125 minutes Young writer/director J.C. Chandor made the wonderful but little-seen “Margin Call” in 2011, then followed it up with the virtually wordless “All Is Lost,” earning a well-deserved Oscar nomination for screenplay...

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DVD review: Interstellar

PG-13, 169 minutes Some people were fascinated by “Interstellar,” Christopher Nolan’s ruminative space adventure, while others were simply bewildered. Count me as both. The film, which Nolan directed and co-wrote, is at once very...

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DVD review: Exodus: Gods and Kings

PG-13, 150 minutes Ridley Scott is one of my favorite movie directors, but it’s hard to deny the man is responsible for his fair share of duds. He’s had a bit of a string...

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DVD review: Foxcatcher

R, 134 minutes “Foxcatcher” is one of the more overpraised films of 2014. It’s a deeply weird exploration of a famous murder of an Olympic athlete by the scion of a super-wealthy family, an...

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DVD review: The Homesman

R, 122 minutes If I were to measure “The Homesman” only by its two lead performances, I’d call it a home run deserving of multiple Academy Award nominations. Unfortunately, its story wanders this way...