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Articles by Lora Grady

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.

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.

The Foreigner Movie Review

Brosnan and Chan don't seem like a Hollywood dream team, but they partner effectively in this solid political thriller based on a novel by Stephen Leather.

31 Days of Halloween, Revisited: A Scary Movie for Every Day in October

BPBS revisits its 2012 series "31 Days of Halloween" - stay tuned for all five parts!

Blade Runner 2049 Movie Review

Try to avoid spoilers because it's best to see this visually rich followup to "Blade Runner" unprepared so you can enjoy being swept away by the story that neatly builds on the world and narrative of the original.

Stronger Movie Review

This true story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman is dramatic, deeply-felt, and surprisingly funny, with a meticulously-constructed performance that may net Oscar recognition for leading man Jake Gyllenhaal.

Friend Request Movie Review

Not destined to be a classic, but creepy visuals and few grim death scenes may satiate horror fans as we ramp up to Halloween movie season.

mother! Movie Review

Those with a penchant for thought-provoking films may enjoy it, but the latest from writer/director Darren Aronofsky rides the line between challenging and frustrating and too often tips into the latter category.

Rebel in the Rye Movie Review

Innocuous new biopic offers a sedate stroll through reclusive author J.D. Salinger's life.
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