Larry Thomas

Host of The Big Screen

Larry Thomas is our resident movie reviewer and expert.

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The Big Screen
12:31 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Movie Review: Oscar Nominated Short Documentaries

Now that the holidays are past, it’s time for the folks at Cincinnati World Cinema to get back to work doing what they do best: presenting interesting film programs unlike those seen in the commercial venues. In the next several days, they have two different programs, which should be of interest to film buffs of every stripe.


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The Big Screen
12:31 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Movie Review: Silver Linings Playbook

Writer-director David O. Russell has a great touch when it comes to working with words and actors. He is best known for Three Kings, the Persian Gulf War film starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg, and The Fighter, also starring Wahlberg, in which Russell directed virtual unknown Melissa Leo to an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.


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The Big Screen
12:31 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Movie Review: Gangster Squad

A few weeks ago I compared a film to an impromptu casserole made from available ingredients on your pantry shelf.  So let’s stick with the culinary metaphor once again and whip up a big pot of movie soup.


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The Big Screen
12:31 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Top 10 Movies of 2012

It’s the time of year when film writers everywhere offer up their “Ten Best” lists. Granted, you’ll not see movies of this quality in one sitting, or even over a couple of months. And, it’s entirely possible you may have missed some of these jewels simply because of time constraints, or maybe you never heard of them before.


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The Big Screen
12:31 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Movie Review: Django Unchained

I know many of us have gone to a movie simply because of the “over-hype” where the end product was nowhere nearly as good as the sales job. I have just discovered another arena of disappointment: “over-expectation.” As a big fan of westerns and of the films of Quentin Tarantino, I have awaited Django Unchained as if it were the star on top of the Christmas tree. Imagine my surprise when the film he delivered did not live up to what I envisioned he could deliver. And I’m not saying it’s a bad film, but it has enough little things wrong with it to chalk it up as a disappointment.


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