Mini-Review: “Marriage Story”

Mini-Review: “Marriage Story”

A few years ago, after being bored to tears by Noah Baumbach’s movie “Mistress America,” I swore I’d never again let myself be suckered into watching his work (as I had previously with “Frances Ha” and “Greenberg”). But...
Mini Review: “Hustlers”

Mini Review: “Hustlers”

Martha and I recently watched “Hustlers,” the movie with Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu as strippers who get together to rip off Wall Street types. It’s based on a true story and created some awards buzz for Lopez, but we were unimpressed. I’m not going to bother...
Another Podcast Alert

Another Podcast Alert

Here’s the second of two podcasts I did this week with Tom, Kevin, and Joe on Reel Spoilers. This time, we went in depth on Sam Mendes’ World War I movie, “1917.” You can listen via your favorite podcast app or at this link  — but keep in mind the show is called Reel...
Podcast Alert

Podcast Alert

‪ Here’s the first of two Reel Spoilers podcasts I did for this week with Tom, Kevin, and Joe. Click here to download, listen, and note how old Tom and I are just by our TV...
Movie Review: “Just Mercy”

Movie Review: “Just Mercy”

Last year, we were at Powell Hall when civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson came to town as part of the St. Louis Speaker Series. Though I wasn’t familiar with his work, exonerating wrongly convicted death row inmates, I was so impressed with the man and what...
Movie Review: “1917”

Movie Review: “1917”

A couple of weeks ago, I named Peter Jackson’s “They Shall Not Grow Old” one of the Best Documentaries Of 2019. It showed the brutality of war through the experiences of the young men who were caught up in the middle of it. Now comes Sam...