Movie Review: “Little Woods”

Movie Review: “Little Woods”

“Little Woods” is a movie that IMDb describes as “a modern Western,” but it’s not. When I hear “Western,” I think cowboys, horses, a black-hat villain, a white-hat sheriff, a posse, a saloon, a gunfight, etc. “Little...
Movie Review: “Swimming With Men”

Movie Review: “Swimming With Men”

I became a fan of Rob Brydon after seeing him doing dueling Michael Caine impressions with Steve Coogan in “The Trip” and its two sequels. Now Brydon is at the center of an ensemble in “Swimming With Men.” He plays Eric, a CPA who is extremely...
Movie Review: “Bathtubs Over Broadway”

Movie Review: “Bathtubs Over Broadway”

At the St. Louis International Film Festival this weekend, I saw a wonderful documentary called “Bathtubs Over Broadway.” It’s about Steve Young, who was a writer for David Letterman’s shows for more than 20 years. One of the bits he created...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Andy Greene of Rolling Stone fact-checked the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” and found several things it got wrong. Among them: The group never split up. The movie veers the furthest from reality in the build-up to their 1985 performance at Live Aid. There’s a...
Movie Review: “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Movie Review: “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Stop me if you’ve seen this before: the story of a guy plucked from obscurity whose talent helps make a band a huge hit, then because of drugs and booze and bad advice and ego, the group gets torn apart, only to be put back together again for a glorious finale....
Movie Review: “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Movie Review: “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

I’m not a fan of most Melissa McCarthy movies. Like Will Ferrell’s work, much of it doesn’t appeal to me. However, I really liked it when Ferrell went the dramatic route in “Stranger Than Fiction” (review here), which is on my Movies You...