Category: Film Reviews

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DVD review: The Judge

R, 141 minutes “The Judge,” a dramatic star vehicle for Robert Downey Jr., has a solid premise and terrific performances by him and Robert Duvall. But the movie is so overloaded with secondary characters...

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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...

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If you know film, you know The Guest

Commentary by Collin Stroup Director: Adam Wingard Stars: Dan Stevens, Sheila Kelley, Maika Monroe Available on Amazon Instant Streaming, Netflix DVD and DVD and Blu-Ray The Guest is one of those movies that you just keep...

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...

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DVD review: The Equalizer

R, 132 minutes “The Equalizer” falls into that category of films that I call, “I’m not really sure they needed to make that, but the movie they did make isn’t bad at all.” Like...

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...