Bob Brown

Bob is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute’s mid-career course.

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Rock the Kasbah takes many wrong turns

Movie
by Bob Brown
Posted 10/27/15, 03:35 pm

It seems nobody in Rock the Kasbah—not the lead character, not even the director—knows where he’s going or where he’ll end up. With the right company, though, a road trip to nowhere can be kind of fun. This one isn’t.

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Allspark Pictures

Family and fame square off in Jem and the Holograms

Movie
by Bob Brown
Posted 10/27/15, 10:05 am

If Jem and the Holograms were sealed in its canister and buried in a time capsule, it would present an interesting plum for future anthropologists. Scientists digging up dirt on the past certainly would wonder what late 20th century disaster caused widespread fatherlessness and broken families. Why did dads go the way of the dinosaur?

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Amblin Entertainment

Bridge of Spies explores the limits of American civility

Movie
by Bob Brown
Posted 10/26/15, 04:00 pm

Inspired by true events, Bridge of Spies opens in the late 1950s at the height of the Cold War, when Americans lived in the long shadows of the Soviet Union’s nuclear missiles. But the film explores not so much a clash of powers as a conflict of principles.

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