Author: Chris Lloyd

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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...

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DVD review: The Boxtrolls

PG, 96 minutes “The Boxtrolls” was easily my favorite animated film of last year – partly because the stop-motion gem is so visually alive and imaginative, but also because there really wasn’t much in...

MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN

DVD review: Men, Women & Children

R, 119 minutes Jason Reitman’s “Men, Women & Children” is a noble effort but not a successful film. It’s worth a look on video, because there are a few moments of quiet power in...

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DVD review: Boyhood

R, 165 minutes “Boyhood” is running away with awards for best film of the year from various regional film critic groups – including my own here in Indiana – but I’m not quite as...

THE GOOD LIE

DVD review: The Good Lie

PG-13, 110 minutes Reese Witherspoon is the star of “The Good Lie,” but she’s not the main character. In fact, she’s rather off to the side and in the background, which is where she...