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Articles by Matthew Passantino

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.

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.

The Mountain Between Us Movie Review

Kate Winslet and Idris Elba do their best, but this clunky mix of survival epic, romance, and disaster flick wants to be too many things at once.

American Made Movie Review

American Made In this modestly engaging true story Tom Cruise channels his familiar cocky persona and megawatt smile into one of his more engaging performances of late.

Battle of the Sexes Movie Review

"Battle of the Sexes," does as the title suggests - presents a battle between two genders at a time when one was at a grave disadvantage. The movie could have gone deeper into the time but Emma Stone and Steve Carell give compelling performances that make the movie worth seeing.

Dave Made a Maze Movie Review

As a creative experiment, "Dave Made a Maze" is something to behold but as a full-length feature, it comes up feeling a bit slight.

The Hitman's Bodyguard Movie Review

Overlong and numbingly repetitive, this been-there-done-that comedy ends an otherwise solid summer movie season on a sour note.

The Glass Castle Movie Review

Some parts of "The Glass Castle" are stronger than others but there is plenty to like in this adaptation of Jeannette Walls' bestselling memoir.

Detroit Movie Review

Kathryn Bigelow's "Detroit" is a messy but tense and necessary experience.
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