This Is A No-Mister-Rogers Zone

This Is A No-Mister-Rogers Zone

Nowhere on this site will you see a review of “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood,” starring Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers, because I haven’t seen it and don’t plan to. I also didn’t see last year’s documentary about Rogers,...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

In September, I wrote about visiting Denmark and being impressed with how progressive the country is, with a huge social safety net that means, for example, free health care and public education from kindergarten through college, but also a firm grip on capitalism....
Ron Leibman

Ron Leibman

I was saddened to hear of the death this weekend of Ron Leibman at age 82. Television fans knew him as Rachel’s father on “Friends,” and Broadway fans knew him from his Tony-winning performance as Roy Cohn in “Angels In America.” Martha...
Movie Review: “Inside Man: Most Wanted”

Movie Review: “Inside Man: Most Wanted”

I have long praised Spike Lee’s 2006 movie, “Inside Man,” as one of his three best (along with “Do The Right Thing” in 1989 and “BlacKkKlansman” last year). Although it was his most successful film, a lot of people have never...
Movie Review: “The Aeronauts”

Movie Review: “The Aeronauts”

Some 25 years ago, when we lived in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC, my wife and I got up very early on a foggy Saturday morning to drive over an hour to rural Maryland for our first hot air balloon ride. When we arrived at 5am, the pilot was waiting for us,...