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AARP Film and Entertainment Expert: Tim Appelo

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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.

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  Tim's Selected Reviews

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

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


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

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


Isabelle Huppert Bids Life Farewell in 'Frankie'

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




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

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

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