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About Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd was born and raised in Orlando, Fla., loving movies. During high school, he worked at the same cinema where he saw “Star Wars” as a small boy. Over the course of the summer of 1986 he watched “Aliens” nearly 100 times, and had all the moments when the audiences’ heads snapped back in surprise timed down to the minute. After transferring to several different colleges, he set his sights on a career in film journalism. He received a B.F.A. in Cinema Studies at New York University, and a M.S. from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Twice he took a year off from school to earn money to continue his education, returning to his old movie theater as a manager. During the second hiatus he also wrote movie reviews for a small Orlando suburban weekly. Upon graduation from Medill, his first attempt at paid journalism was an article on the film comedies of Adam Sandler for Orlando’s alternative newspaper, which earned a $25 kill fee when they refused to run it. Lloyd eventually got a position at a small weekly (later daily) newspaper in Lady Lake, Fla., writing mostly political news but making a weekly 3-hour trek down to Orlando for press screenings of new films. This trend continued when he worked for the Star-Banner a few miles north in Ocala, first as a political reporter and later entertainment editor. After 10 years of making the journey to Orlando to review movies, Lloyd still believes he could make the drive blindfolded. In 2005, he was appointed entertainment editor at The Indianapolis Star, and later became an arts & entertainment reporter, always writing occasional film reviews. In April 2008 he began reviewing movies on a freelance basis for a few client newspapers, chiefly the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Lloyd is currently a freelance journalist and blogger living in Indianapolis with his wife, Jean, and an excess of animals.
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Gregory’s Girl (1980)

Bill Forsyth’s breakout film is a romantic comedy in which the characters don’t behave for the camera, but simply exist and are observed. Continue reading

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It’s all coming together for “The Lego Movie”

The animated caper easily bests a strong cop of newcomers at the box office, including “About Last Night” and “Robocop.” Continue reading

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Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season

“Game of Thrones” continues its superb run with a dark and dangerous third season, now out on video. Continue reading

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2014 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action

Reviews of all five movies nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. Continue reading

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2014 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation

Reviews of all five movies nominated for the Academy Award in Short Animated Film. Continue reading

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RoboCop

A remake too tame to justify its own existence, “RoboCop” starts strong but spins out into little more than video-game shootouts & one-liners recycled from 1987. Continue reading

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Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953)

A prototypical piece of mid-century low-budget spectacle, “Raiders of the Seven Seas” isn’t a bad film, just a cheap one. Continue reading

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“The Lego Movie” snaps up top box office spot

“The Lego Movie” beats predictions with a $69 million haul at the box office. Continue reading

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All Is Lost

A transfixing cinematic experience, “All Is Lost” is the lesser-seen companion piece to the blockbuster “Gravity.” Continue reading

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Indy Style — Feb. 7

On this week’s show, Chris reviews “The Lego Movie” and “The Monuments Men.” Continue reading

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