MYMNK: “Sidemen: Long Road To Glory”

MYMNK: “Sidemen: Long Road To Glory”

Over the years, I have written about movies like “Session Men,” “The Wrecking Crew,” “Standing In The Shadows Of Motown,” and “20 Feet From Stardom” — documentaries which told the stories of musicians whose names you didn’t know while they were...
Kirk

Kirk

If you’re not familiar with the screen work of the legendary Kirk Douglas, who has died at 103, I have a few suggestions. The man had a multi-decade career that included some absolute classics — and some you should definitely avoid, so here’s a guide. In the latter...
MYMNK: “Corporate.FM”

MYMNK: “Corporate.FM”

Recently, I linked to a piece by a radio veteran lamenting the state of the industry and blaming consolidation. Today, I’m recommending a documentary that makes the point even more strongly. “Corporate.FM” was made in 2012 by Kansas City filmmaker...
Nailed It Two Times

Nailed It Two Times

Both of the Super Bowl-related predictions I made earlier today turned out to be on the money: Demi Lovato’s version of the national anthem came in way under the oddsmakers’ line of two-minutes-and-one-second when she wrapped it up in 1:49 — and Jennifer...
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...