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Revenge -- Sweet or Sour? - By Betty Jo Tucker
Writer/director Asghar Farhadi borrows “Death of a Salesman” to serve as a kind of backdrop to The Salesman, the story of a troubled husband and wife who both have acting roles in a Tehran amateur theater production of Arthur Miller’s famous play. The “trouble”... MORE >>
 
Story over Spectacle - By Frank Wilkins
One of the few things more beguiling than an M. Night Shaymalan movie when the writer/director is at the top of his game, is the direction his career has taken over the last decade or so. He launched to meteoric heights back in the late 1990s and early 2000s with ... MORE >>
 
Strong Cast, Special Movie - By Betty Jo Tucker
A single parent raising a family faces many challenges. After my grandfather died in a horrible industrial accident, my grandmother was left with two sons and two daughters to bring up on her own. I continue to admire how she managed to do this. And that probably explains my interest... MORE >>
 
Imagination Requires Feeling - By Richard Jack Smith
From a script to the editor’s timeline, such tools allow monster movies some measure of gory satisfaction. By contrast, Stacy Title’s The Bye Bye Man works because of what’s not shown or said. Her ability to celebrate imagination via audience participation defines... MORE >>

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Academy Awards: Nominations Roundtable
By Betty Jo Tucker
On January 24, film critics Nell Minow, Mack Bates and Geoff Roberts drop by Movie Addict Headquarters to discuss the latest Oscar nominations as well as to predict winners in six key categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting... MORE >>
 
Donald J. Levit, R.I.P. - By Betty Jo Tucker
We received some sad news this week. Donald J. Levit, one of our longtime valued critics at ReelTalk Movie Reviews, passed away on January 8. We will miss his thorough, perceptive and well-written reviews.  Donald’s impressive academic background helped make his reviews a... MORE >>


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Making It Look Easy
By virtue of his synthesizing influence on popular music, Ray Charles led a life worth treating at length. Anchored by Jamie Foxx's soulful performance, this conventional biopic certainly does it justice -- at least up until 1966... MORE >>
 
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Ouija: Origin of Evil
  1/17/2017 VHS DVD
Deepwater Horizon
  1/10/2017 VHS DVD
Birth of a Nation, The
  1/10/2017 VHS DVD
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
  1/7/2017 VHS DVD
Ace the Case
  1/3/2017 VHS DVD
                                                                                                                                                                               
 
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