Countdown Begins! On-Air Film Review of ‘Armageddon Time’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of appears on “The Morning Mess” with Dan Baker on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on November 3rd, 2022, reviewing “Armageddon Time,” a memoir from writer and director James Gray, in theaters beginning November 5th.

Paul Graff (Banks Repeta) is a teenage boy in 1980 whose middle class Jewish family is struggling with recession and angst, with his mother Esther (Anne Hathaway) and father Irving (Jeremy Strong) trying to keep body and soul together, with help from Aaron (Anthony Hopkins), Paul’s grandfather and family patriarch. He befriends a poverty-stricken African American named Johnny (Jaylin Webb), who is a co-conspirator in some bad boy antics. When Paul’s parents sends him to private school because of his behavior, its benefactor is none other than Fred Trump, father of Donald. As the 1980 election year rolls on, the election of Ronald Reagan becomes one more background warning for Paul and his family.

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Patrick McDonald of reviewed “Armageddon Time” during the Morning Mess with Dan Baker on WBGR-FM, Monroe, Wisconsin, November 4th, 2022 …

”Armageddon Time” is in theaters beginning November 4th. Featuring Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, Banks Repeta, Jessica Chastain and Anthony Hopkins. Written and directed by James Gray. Rated “R” senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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