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Articles by Lora Grady

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Review

Fans will love every minute of the action, intrigue, and classic banter in this latest chapter in the "Star Wars" saga; but the film really belongs to fractured hero Luke Skywalker.

The Man Who Invented Christmas Movie Review

This tasty trifle of a film, depicting the creative process behind Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," is a bit sweet for regular consumption but as a holiday treat it's just right.

Justice League Movie Review

This big-ticket offering from director Zack Snyder is a satisfying comic book movie that's yards ahead of its predecessors in the DC Extended Universe.

Murder on the Orient Express Movie Review

Kenneth Branagh wears multiple hats - and an epic moustache - as the director and star of this new take on an Agatha Christie classic.

Thor: Ragnarok Movie Review

This latest volley in Marvel's bid to take over the universe is a rip-roaring adventure that's visually cluttered but lots of a fun and a sure-fire crowd pleaser for fans and casual audiences alike.

Halloween Horror Picks from the BPBS Movie Review Crew

Big Picture Big Sound's reviewers take a break from the latest fare to discuss their favorite spooky movies just in time for Halloween.

The Good Catholic Movie Review

An interesting hybrid, this placid romantic comedy includes a philosophical debate on the nature of faith and features strong work from veteran actor Danny Glover.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer Movie Review

This puzzling morality play from writer/director Yorgos Lanthimos is peculiar, thought-provoking, and unsettling on a bone-deep level.

Middleburg Film Festival: Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool Movie Review

The soapiness of the story about a May-December romance between actress Gloria Grahame and her much younger lover shouldn't keep you from seeing this drama for its impressive lead performance by Annette Bening.

The Snowman Movie Review

This movie? It's bad. We're cutting right to the chase...and wishing the filmmakers had done the same.
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