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The Last Time I Saw Paris - featured

The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

An overlong, overly maudlin example of Golden Age filmmaking, a four-hankie weepie — I laughed, I cried, I couldn't wait for it to end.

“Magnificent” is the word for this opening

The remake of a remake goes for $35 million in its opening weekend, with "Storks" also flying high and "Sully" still airborne.

The Shallows - featured

The Shallows

“The Shallows” won’t linger in your memory, but it should keep you entertained.
Indy Style - featured

Indy Style — September 23

On this week's show, Chris reviews "The Magnificent Seven," "The Hollars," "Storks", "Demon" plus "Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition" on video.



An intriguing premise that never builds much of a sense of dread, this Polish/Israeli horror/comedy is a better idea than movie.


Middle-of-the-road animation for kiddies with some humor thrown in for adults that doesn’t really click.


The Hollars

A great big warm, wet hug of a movie, this dramedy about a wayward kid going home is weighted with cliches but rings true and avoids tripping over pretensions.

“Sully” keeps altitude as “Blair Witch,” “Bridge” and “Snowden” crash

All the newcomers crash and burn on liftoff, while "Sully" glides to $22 million on its second weekend in release.


Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition

The Disney classic kicked off a golden age of animation, and 25 years later it looks better than ever.
Indy Style - featured

Indy Style — September 16

On this week's show, Chris reviews "Blair Witch," "Bridge Jones's Baby," "Complete Unknown," "Snowden," "Mia Madre" plus "Captain America: Civil War" on video.


Blair Witch

You can't recapture lightning in a bottle, but "Blair Witch" is thematically and aesthetically a true inheritor to the original game-changing film.

Complete Unknown

Splendidly acted by Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon, "Complete Unknown" questions one woman’s false personas and the very concept of identity as a fixed point.


“Sully” soars with $35 million

"Sully" beats expectations with a solid $35 million haul, ending the summer movie season on a high altitude moment.
Duck You Sucker - featured

Duck, You Sucker! (1971)

Like a lot of Sergio Leone's films, "Duck, You Sucker!" has some big ideas lurking beneath a gaudy facade of violence and miscreant behavior.