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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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In the Name of My Daughter

The great Catherine Deneuve shines in this true-story tale of a disappeared French heiress and the lawyer/lover who may have killed her. Continue reading

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The Connection

A fairly gripping tale of the heroin trade featured in “The French Connection” from a perspective across the Atlantic. Continue reading

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Indy Style — May 22

This week’s shows includes reviews of “Tomorrowland” plus other new arrivals! Continue reading

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“Tomorrowland” leads weak Memorial weekend

“Tomorrowland” comes out on top of a rather tepid Memorial Day weekend race at the box office. Continue reading

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The Last Days of Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)

A classic example of mid-century ersatz Hollywood cheese, brazenly attempting to rip off a spectacularly successful film on the cheap. Continue reading

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Strange Magic

“Strange Magic,” a passion project of George Lucas, is a lifeless romp through the enchanted forest. Continue reading

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Tomorrowland

A weird cotton candy concoction, “Tomorrowland” seems reluctant to reveal itself to its audience. Continue reading

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Barden Bellas blow Max Rockatansky off the map

“Pitch Perfect 2″ hits all the high notes at the box office, easily outpacing “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Continue reading

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American Sniper

Clint Eastwood’s tour de force war film takes inside the eagle’s eye perspective of a prodigious killer who took lives with precision and anguish. Continue reading

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Indy Style — May 15

On this week’s show Chris reviews “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Kumiko the Treasure Hunter,” “Pitch Perfect 2,” “Far from the Madding Crowd” plus “Still Alice” on video. Continue reading

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