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Strong Cast, Special Movie - By Betty Jo Tucker
A single parent raising a family faces many challenges. After my grandfather died in a horrible industrial accident, my grandmother was left with two sons and two daughters to bring up on her own. I continue to admire how she managed to do this. And that probably explains my interest... MORE >>
 
Imagination Requires Feeling - By Richard Jack Smith
From a script to the editor’s timeline, such tools allow monster movies some measure of gory satisfaction. By contrast, Stacy Title’s The Bye Bye Man works because of what’s not shown or said. Her ability to celebrate imagination via audience participation defines... MORE >>
 
A Mother/Daughter Love Story - By Betty Jo Tucker
As a fan of Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher, I want to thank HBO, Fisher Stevens, Alexis Bloom and Todd Fisher for Bright Lights, a poignant documentary revealing how the lives of these two iconic showbiz stars were so tenderly intertwined. It may be difficult... MORE >>
 
Both Sad and Miraculous - By Betty Jo Tucker
A Monster Calls impressed me with the remarkable way it combines the sad reality of a young boy’s life and the fantasy world he creates to deal with his problems. Conor, played by Lewis MacDougall, faces bullying, a deadbeat dad, an emotionally distant grandmother and a terminally... MORE >>

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Donald J. Levit, R.I.P. - By Betty Jo Tucker
We received some sad news this week. Donald J. Levit, one of our longtime valued critics at ReelTalk Movie Reviews, passed away on January 8. We will miss his thorough, perceptive and well-written reviews.  Donald’s impressive academic background helped make his reviews a... MORE >>
 
Annette Bening: Her Films & Performances
By Betty Jo Tucker
On January 10, film critics Diana Saenger and James Colt Harrison visit Movie Addict Headquarters to talk about Annette Bening’s films and performances. No stranger to acting honors,  Bening earned Oscar nominations for her brilliant work in American Beauty, Being... MORE >>


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Deeply Sad
Because of Lily Tomlin’s natural talent for satire and comedy, I expected Grandma to be very entertaining. However, writer/director Paul Weitz’s tale about a sad look at a gay poet’s unhappy life is saturated with doom and... MORE >>
 
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Ouija: Origin of Evil
  1/17/2017 VHS DVD
Deepwater Horizon
  1/10/2017 VHS DVD
Birth of a Nation, The
  1/10/2017 VHS DVD
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
  1/7/2017 VHS DVD
Ace the Case
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