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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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The Last of Robin Hood

Kevin Kline is a triumph as the original Hollywood bad boy, Errol Flynn, who was better at playing his fizzy, rakish role off-screen than on. Continue reading

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Ida

This quiet, stark Polish drama looks at one young woman’s legacy of World War II. Continue reading

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Gandhi (1982)

“Gandhi” is a worthy piece of filmmaking, though mostly remembered today as “the movie ‘E.T.’ lost the Best Picture Oscar to.” Continue reading

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Summer goes out with a whimper

With no major releases for the past few weeks, “Guardians of the Galaxy” easily top a weak field. Continue reading

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Indy Style — August 29

On this week’s show, Chris looks at “The November Man,” “Rich Hill,” “The Trip to Italy,” “As Above, So Below” and “The Walking Dead” on video.

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The November Man

Pierce Brosnan is the latest older actor to tackle the Geezer Spy genre. Though he has a creased, commanding presence, the story is scattershot. Continue reading

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Rich Hill

“Rich Hill” is a pure and polished doc, but it feels like the beginning of a noble endeavor rather than its fulfillment. Continue reading

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“Guardians of the Galaxy” rules summer

“Guardians of the Galaxy” slipped back into the top spot at the box office and took the overall lead in domestic gross. Continue reading

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The Ten Commandments (1956)

Cecil B. DeMille’s great epic is a prime example of Hollywood cheese spectacle, at once haughty and glorious. Continue reading

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The Walking Dead: The Complete Season Four

By keeping the narrative moving and not getting bogged own in angsty, repetitive exchanges of dialogue, “The Walking Dead” realized its finest season to date. Continue reading

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