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Articles by Matthew Passantino

Top 10 of 2017

Counting down the 10 best movies of 2017 - with a few honorable mentions.

Pitch Perfect 3 Movie Review

This third installment in a needless trilogy about a ragtag a cappella group will play well to its modest fanbase, but by now it's sounding a bit hoarse.

Coco Movie Review

The latest from Pixar is a bit basic given high expectations surrounding every release from the animation behemoth, but it's a bright, intoxicating celebration of heritage and culture that has something for everyone.

Daddy's Home 2 Movie Review

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg bumble and glower their way through an unnecessary holiday sequel that deserves to be skipped.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Movie Review

Bold and layered, dark but often quite funny, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is a wonder, a daring mix of tones and themes.

Thank You for Your Service Movie Review

This PTSD-focused drama find the balance between offering social commentary and showing respect for the soldiers whose story it tells.

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.

My Friend Dahmer Movie Review

Appropriately chilly and distant, "My Friend Dahmer" is an origin story about the makings of one of the most infamous serial killers in history.

Only the Brave Movie Review

Despite some moments that lag, this story about the firefighting Granite Mountain Hotshots is a respectful tribute to a team of real-life superheroes.

Marshall Movie Review

This snapshot view of an early case in Thurgood Marshall's career features a confident performance by Chadwick Boseman but fails to provide much insight into this influential figure.
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