'Puzzle' is Well Made, but a Few Pieces are Missing

Based on the film Rompecabezas, Puzzle is one of those little-known independent films that sneaks into theaters with little to no fanfare, although the fact that it is being promoted “from the producer of Little Miss Sunshine” should help it get noticed somewhat. Puzzle is a quiet, little film about a woman who discovers that jigsaw puzzles are the key to changing her life. While the subject matter doesn’t sound all that exciting, the film really isn’t about puzzles but instead about one finding their voice, or so it appears. It’s also a message film that has its own agenda expecting the audience to agree with the choices of the main character and applaud her “brave” behavior. Frankly, it just feels manipulative.

Directed by Marc Turtletaub, Puzzle’s most impactful scene comes within the first few minutes. We see Agnes (Kelly MacDonald) cleaning up the house and they decorating it for a birthday party. Then we see her serving appetizers while being ignored by the guests. …

'America's Next Top Model' Wins 'Dancing With the Stars' Mirror Ball Trophy

Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd (ABC)
If you have been watching this season of Dancing With The Stars, you will not be surprised to learn that the winner of season 22 is Nyle DiMarco and his partner, Peta Murgatroyd. DiMarco, the winner of last season's America's Next Top Model, won America over with his good looks and the fact that he was extra challenged given the fact that he was born deaf. Without hearing a single note, DiMarco was able to master numerous dances.

Second place went to American mixed martial artist Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas, with Good Morning America's Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy coming in third.


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