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Today in Movie History: April 13

Despite a career spanning decades and a list of films that any director would envy, Sidney Lumet never quite got the respect he deserved. His very first movie still ranks among his best: a near-perfect adaptation of the celebrated stage play 12 Angry Men. Henry Fonda stars as an unnamed juror standing alone against a seemingly guaranteed guilty verdict… and his slow, …

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Today in Movie History: December 27

Releases during the last week of the year tend to have Oscar on their mind: a limited run in a theater or two to qualify, followed by a bigger roll-out in January. That’s borne out by the three films on our list today, all of which scored Oscar nominations or wins. The first (and best) is easily the strangest: 12 …

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Today in Movie History: December 13

In the spirit of the season, we’re going to start with a light one: Clue, one of those comedies that nobody understood when it was first released, but has since gone on to become a classic. Based on the evergreen board game, it initially baffled critics and audiences with its vaudeville-style script and a gimmick that allowed for different endings depending …

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Movie Review: Bridget Jones’s Baby

Review by Rob Vaux Starring: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Sarah Solemani, Sally Phillips, Shirley Henderson, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones and Emma Thompson Directed by: Sharon MaGuire Running time: 122 Minutes Year of release: 2016 Hollywood has always thrived as a purveyor of comfort food, and comfort food can come in a surprising number of flavors. So the prospect of a …