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Another year is ending, which means it's time for BPBS’s Matt Passantino to bring us his annual assessment of the best movies of the year.


Timothee Chalamet shoulders the bulk of the work in this razzle-dazzle musical origin story but an overly busy script occasionally turns the sweet proceedings sour.


This Cyber Monday TV deal leaves the rest in its shadow.


Cyber Monday is here and so are the deals on home theater gear, including this killer budget AVR from Denon.


Shure's high performance over-ear wireless headphones are on a really special Black Friday sale, priced at 60% below list.


This Black Friday you can get one of the brightest 4K UST projectors for under $2700 if you pay attention.


AWOL and Amazon are partnering on Black Friday with the lowest price we've seen on AWOL's UST projectors.


We return to the dystopian world of "The Hunger Games" and probably not for the last time.


The 33rd - yes, we said 33rd - film in the endlessly expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe is a disjointed watch that feels like it was directed in the boardroom.


David Fincher's latest film doesn't break any new ground, but this story of a hit man and a job gone wrong gets points for being slick, stylish, and entertaining.


Sofia Coppola's new film is a return-to-form narratively, but it doesn't always pack the necessary punch.


TCL is disrupting the huge screen TV market again with the lowest price we've seen on a massive 98-inch 4K TV.


BPBS's newest reviewer Will Bjarnar considers Martin Scorsese's latest offering and finds that it may be the deepest work of the venerated filmmaker's career.


The iconic American Hi-Fi brand has released two new stereo components that honor their classic heritage but add a modern twist.


BPBS's coverage of the 2023 New York Film Festival continues with this capital-G genre picture that oozes charm and has the fingerprints of its director all over it.


BPBS's coverage of the 2023 New York Film Festival kicks off with a biopic of renowned conductor Leonard Bernstein that proves to be a acting triumph as well as a stratospheric leap forward for visually gifted director Bradley Cooper.


This is a non-Swiftie's account of seeing "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour."


TCL, currently the #2 TV maker in global market share, is gunning for #1 and this affordable giant 4K TV may help them get there.


Sometimes an old-fashioned crowd pleaser just works on the basis of its charms.


For Amazon Prime Day, AWOL Vision's LTV-2500 UST Projector is now on sale for $2099.99 (save $1400).


A TV with 8K resolution may be more than you need today, but what about tomorrow? Here's the best 8K TV you can buy right now.


For the 19th time in 20 years, the TV shootout brought together the top TV models available on the market today. Check out which was voted the best.


This new sci-fi epic, the latest Hollywood offering to tackle artificial intelligence, is visually dazzling but narratively lacking.


This retelling of the rise of GameStop's stock during the thick of the pandemic is effective at recounting that story without ever being a great movie.


CEDIA Expo was back in Denver this year, and 20,000 attendees converged to check out the latest technologies in audio, video and home theater. Here are our picks for "Best in Show."


Third time lacks the charm for the once successful series.


This new R-rated comedy relies entirely on its gimmick and forgets to be funny along the way.


LG just announced official pricing of their wall-sized wireless 97-inch OLED TV. And "if you have to ask..".


Director Christopher Nolan's latest film, about the making of the atomic bomb, might reflect well-documented history but that doesn't take away from a thrilling and suspenseful movie-going experience.


Coming off its best quarter to date, Tesla just announced new discounts on all of its current cars.


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