Viral Movie Reviews

Viral Movie Reviews

Over the last few months, I have posted reviews of some movies on the days they opened in theaters. I have mixed feelings about this. In no way do I mean to encourage you to sit in a movie theater during a pandemic. I haven’t, and won’t, until a sufficient...
Movie Review: “The Last Vermeer”

Movie Review: “The Last Vermeer”

I still don’t know anything about art. Oh, I’ve been to a few famous museums, seen some famous paintings, and can name some famous artists if a clue about them comes up on “Jeopardy!” But I can’t explain why one piece of art is better...
Two MOR Movies

Two MOR Movies

Until about four decades ago, there was a radio format called Middle Of The Road. The stations were targeted at adults 35-64, with hosts who were allowed to inject some personality between songs, newscasts, traffic reports, etc. The format included pop songs that...
Movie Review: “The Climb”

Movie Review: “The Climb”

I think “The Climb” was intended as a buddy comedy, but it’s hard to tell because there isn’t one funny thing in its 94-minute run time. It starts out with two longtime friends, Mike and Kyle, on bicycles in the French Alps. Mike seems like...
Movie Review: A Harry Chapin Documentary

Movie Review: A Harry Chapin Documentary

Harry Chapin was a singer, songwriter, and activist whose motto was, “When In Doubt, Do Something.” He was also one of music’s greatest storytellers, a fact that his contemporaries Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen attest to in this documentary about...
Movie Review: “Let Him Go”

Movie Review: “Let Him Go”

Losing an adult child is one of the hardest things a parent can go through. When their son, James, dies in an accident, Margaret and George Blackledge (Diane Lane and Kevin Costner) are understandably bereft. They still have their grandson, Jimmy, and James’...