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Steven Rea

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Steven Rea has been an Inquirer movie critic since 1992. He was born in London, raised in New York City, and has lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Iowa City, Iowa. His column, "On Movies," appears Sundays in Arts & Entertainment, his reviews appear in the Weekend section on Fridays, and his blog, On Movies Online, can be found here. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics.

He is the author of the book “Hollywood Rides a Bike,” and also curates the movie stars and bicycling photo blog, Rides A Bike.

'Hey, Dad, look at my paradiddle," says the proud little kid, banging out a smart set of beats on a drum kit in an old home movie somewhere in the crazy rush of Whiplash. The boy doesn't know what he's in for.
Bradley Cooper talks staying limber for 'Elephant Man'
Review: 'John Wick' delivers non-stop action
A version of this review appeared earlier in The Inquirer. By Steven Rea At the beginning of Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Michael Keaton's brooding, jittery Riggan Thomson, a Hollywood star faded from view, is in the lotus position, in his underpants, meditating. In his own mind at least (and isn't that what meditation is all about?), he is doing transcendent stuff.
Keanu Reeves: 'I wanted to play Wolverine and Batman'
Review: 'John Wick' delivers non-stop action

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