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AARP Film and Entertainment Expert: Tim Appelo

Tim Appelo


Tim Appelo, former video critic of Entertainment Weekly, has written cultural criticism for the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and the New York Times.

Tim's Selected Reviews


Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio star in Columbia Pictures 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

'Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood': A 1969 Time Trip

Brad Pitt outdoes Leonardo DiCaprio in Tarantino's ode to the summer of Charles Manson


Antonio Banderas in a scene from 'Pain and Glory.'

'Pain and Glory': Almodóvar's Masterpiece of Memory

Antonio Banderas stars as a director looking back on life with the poignant wisdom of age



Isabelle Huppert Bids Life Farewell in 'Frankie'

The brilliant French actress plays a dying woman on her last family vacation in Portugal


Molly Ivins sitting at a desk

'Raise Hell' Film Brings Molly Ivins Roaring Back to Life

The tall-talking Texas journalist gets a documentary worthy of her legend