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

MOVIE REVIEW
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. …

Who Won What Last Night at the Emmys?

(L-R) Rami Malek, Tatiana Maslany, Jeffrey Tambor and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (ABC)
Drama
  • Drama Series: Game of Thrones
  • Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Rami Malek for Mr. Robot
  • Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black
  • Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Bloodline
  • Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey
  • Directing for a Drama Series: Game of Thrones
  • Writing for a Drama Series: Game of Thrones

Comedy Series
  • Comedy Series: Veep
  • Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor for Transparent
  • Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep
  • Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Louie Anderson for Baskets
  • Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Kate McKinnon for Saturday Night Live
  • Directing for a Comedy Series: Transparent
  • Writing for a Comedy Series: Master of None

Limited Series

  • Limited Series: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  • Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Courtney B. Vance for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  • Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Sarah Paulson for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  • Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Sterling K. Brown for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  • Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Regina King for American Crime
  • Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: The Night Manager
  • Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Variety
  • Variety Sketch Series: Key & Peele
  • Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
  • Directing for a Variety Special: Grease: Live
  • Writing for a Variety Special: Patton Oswalt
Other
  • Reality-Competition Program: The Voice
  • Television Movie: Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

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