Larry Thomas

Host of The Big Screen

Larry Thomas is our resident movie reviewer and expert.

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Cincinnati World Cinema
1:00 am
Fri September 26, 2014

The British Arrows Awards, celebrating the best in TV ads, showing October 4 & 5

It’s one of my favorite movie times of the year as Cincinnati World Cinema brings you the latest edition of the British Arrow Award winning commercials. That’s right…commercials. These little mini-movies, created for television and cinema use in the UK that offer up more creativity and imagination than what we usually get on this side of the pond. After enduring yet another seemingly endless onslaught of droning prescription medicine plugs and snarky, repulsive political whines, it’s a real treat to actually enjoy watching spots that can be funny, whimsical, or even frightening without insulting your intelligence.

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The Big Screen
1:00 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Coming Soon: The Cincinnati Film Festival

Larry Thomas has some thoughts about the upcoming Cincinnati Film Festival.

The Big Screen
1:00 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Movie Review: Boyhood

Every so often a film is released that causes both critics and audiences to become besotted with praise. Such films are compared to Citizen Kane, and are predicted to sweep the Oscars. The last time such a furor erupted it was for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Joaquin Phoenix. I hated it.

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Lee Grant
1:00 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Movie & TV star Lee Grant talks about her just-released memoir

Academy Award-winning actress Lee Grant (Shampoo, The Landlord, The Balcony) has written her memoir, I Said Yes to Everything, and she’s on the phone with our movie expert, Larry Thomas, for a conversation about the highlights and low points of her long career.

The Big Screen
1:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Movie Review: Life Itself

A really good documentary film is at its best when it chronicles the life, times and works of a truly exceptional individual. Such is the case with Life Itself, based on the autobiography of arguably the most famous film critic of all time, Roger Ebert. Oscar-nominated director Steve James, most famous for his basketball epic Hoop Dreams, was given an all access pass to Ebert during his final months before he died of cancer. It didn’t help his condition that a botched surgery left him with no lower jaw, unable to speak or eat.

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