Movie Review: “Driveways”

Movie Review: “Driveways”

“Driveways” is a sweet, but sad, story that marks the final film performance by the great Brian Dennehy, who died in April at 81. He plays a lonely widower named Del, the next-door neighbor to a woman named April, who died before the movie’s story...
Movie Review: “The Burnt Orange Heresy”

Movie Review: “The Burnt Orange Heresy”

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: I still don’t get art. I can tell you whether I like a painting or not, but I can’t begin to explain to you what makes one piece “good” and another one “bad.” However, if I listen...
What I’m Watching

What I’m Watching

Here are three things I’ve watched recently as we continue sheltering at home… I am sick of movies and TV shows revolving around the sudden disappearance of someone’s wife or daughter (it’s never a son or husband), so when “American...
Wilford Brimley

Wilford Brimley

Shame on all the lazy headline writers who posted items like this one from TMZ: “Wilford Brimley Dead at 85: Diabetes, Quaker Oats Spox.” While Brimley did have a career doing TV commercials, he was much better known as one of this country’s great...
Movie Review: “Rebuilding Paradise”

Movie Review: “Rebuilding Paradise”

On November 8, 2018, a fire began in the forests near Paradise, California, two hours north of Sacramento. It swept in that morning and engulfed 95% of the structures in the town, including 11,000 homes. By the time it was over, 85 people were dead, making it the most...
Reel Spoilers: “Dirty Dozen: The Next Mission”

Reel Spoilers: “Dirty Dozen: The Next Mission”

While I enjoy discussing great movies, sometimes it’s even more fun to talk about bad ones. A couple of days ago, I linked to a Reel Spoilers podcast I guested on, in which we talked about the classic 1967 World War II movie, “The Dirty Dozen.” Now,...