Author: Chris Lloyd

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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...

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DVD review: Magic in the Moonlight

PG-13, 97 minutes Woody Allen has moved restlessly between comedy and more somber fare all his career as a film director. I’ve enjoyed a lot of his dour stuff, such as “Hannah and Her...

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DVD review: Guardians of the Galaxy

PG-13, 121 minutes Back when “Guardians of the Galaxy” came out, I praised it highly but fretted that audiences wouldn’t come out for yet another comic book adaptation based on characters most of them...

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DVD review: The November Man

R, 108 minutes When he was a younger man, Pierce Brosnan played James Bond and was quite good at, to my mind. Now he’s around 60 and too old to play a run-of-the-mill spy,...

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DVD review: Into the Storm

PG-13, 89 minutes When I saw “Into the Storm” this summer I dismissed it as forgettable entertainment, but apparently I was even more spot-on than I thought. When I was looking over titles in...

JERSEY BOYS

DVD review: Jersey Boys

R, 134 minutes “Jersey Boys” was fairly ignored at the box office, but it’s just the sort of movie that clicks on video. It’s got a historical story that appeals to older audiences, not...