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: “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote”

Movie Review: “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote”

I’ll cut to the chase: “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” is the odds-on favorite to top my Worst Movies Of 2019 list. Writer/director Terry Gilliam had — for a long time — tried to make a contemporary re-telling of Miguel de...
Remembering “Psycho”

Remembering “Psycho”

Last month, I wrote that the original trailer for the 1991 “Addams Family” movie was the greatest ever, because it teased without revealing — a concept long abandoned by Hollywood. Today, I offer another contender for the title of Greatest Movie...
MYMNK: “Short Term 12”

MYMNK: “Short Term 12”

The newest title on my Movies You Might Not Know list is “Short Term 12,” from 2013. It stars Brie Larson — before she won an Oscar for “Room” and then became “Captain Marvel” — as Grace, a worker at a group home for...
Movie Review: “The Best Of Enemies”

Movie Review: “The Best Of Enemies”

“The Best Of Enemies” is the story of civil rights activist Ann Atwater and Ku Klux Klan leader CP Ellis, who faced off over school integration in 1971 Durham, North Carolina. The two of them were forced to work together when a judge who didn’t want...
When Mel Was Rotten

When Mel Was Rotten

Let me begin by stating that I’ve been a big fan of Mel Brooks for decades. As a kid, I loved “Get Smart,” the TV show he created with Buck Henry. In my teens, I laughed so hard at “Blazing Saddles” that I went back to the same movie...