Category: Film

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Past, Present, Future Blend Majestically in 'Kaili Blues'

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago

Kaili Blues presents a poetic prism on modern Chinese cinema.

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The Kids Are Cool, but Mom Thinks She Knows It All in 'Everything, Everything'

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago

Teens being teens, they both want more. Especially Maddy, who longs to actually go to the ocean, which by the looks of things, can’t be so far from this gorgeous...

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You'll End Up Pulling for the Busker and the Whiskers in 'A Street Cat Named Bob'

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago

You can’t help rooting for James to turn his life around for good. And for Bob to come out OK, too.

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Johnny Depp Sails 'Pirates of the Caribbean' into Creepy Waters for 'Dead Men Tell No Tales'

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago

Johnny Depp is back as Captain Jack Sparrow to continue Disney's moneymaking Pirates of the Caribbean series.

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She's Pretty Wonderful, Sure, This Woman

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago

Comic book lovers and TV viewers of a certain vintage certainly are no strangers to the powers of Wonder Woman.

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When 'A Monster Calls,' Brave Lad Conor Searches for Answers

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago

Some things in Conor O’Malley’s life are all too real.

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The Kid in the Middle Is Truly 'Gifted'

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago

Frank Adler stood up when hard times came knocking.

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'The Shack' Brings You to Places You Can Only Imagine

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago

Mack had things good in life. Lovely and loving wife. Three smart and connected children. A robust family dynamic that included curious talk and practice of faith that strayed just...

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The Emotional Roar of Lion Stretches Long and Far

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago

Oh, what happened to 5-year-old Saroo.

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Denzel Washington comes up large in 'Fences,' and Viola Davis is more than his match

Mark Bialczak | 3 years ago

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis find the uneasy peace in 'Fences.' (From IMDb.com)

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We all won because these 'Hidden Figures' reached for the stars

Mark Bialczak | 3 years ago

African American women mathematicians played a critical role in the early success of NASA. (Photo from IMDb.com)

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Gosling, Stone sing and dance their way into a faraway 'La La Land'

Mark Bialczak | 3 years ago

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling spin for each other's affection in 'La La Land.' (Photo from IMDb.com)

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Woody Allen's 'Cafe Society' lets us love his characters but not his whole story

Mark Bialczak | 3 years ago

Woody Allen did a lot right in his direction of Cafe Society, the Hollywood legend’s period piece about a New York City kid coming of age in the 1930s.

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Our Communication Guy's 10 worst movies from 2016

Mark Bialczak | 3 years ago

There were some stinkers on my list this year.

The Nice Guys

Our Communication Guy's favorite 10 movies from 2016

Mark Bialczak | 3 years ago

I sat and pondered with the list of first-run and Blu-Ray/DVDs I’d watched these past 12 months, thinking about the effect they’d had on me in the theater or on...

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