Movie Review: “The Vast Of Night”

Movie Review: “The Vast Of Night”

In “The Vast Of Night,” it seems like a regular evening in a small 1950s New Mexico town. Almost everyone is at the high school gym for a big basketball game. But Everett (Jake Horowitz) and Fay (Sierra McCormick) have to get to their jobs as a disc jockey...
Movie Review: “The Rhythm Section”

Movie Review: “The Rhythm Section”

Blake Lively has impressed me in her recent work. She played very different characters in “The Shallows” (2016, read my review here) and “A Simple Favor” (2018, read my review here), but she really shows off her ability to bury herself in a...
Movie Review: “The Trip To Greece”

Movie Review: “The Trip To Greece”

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are back for “The Trip To Greece,” the fourth in their series of improvised buddy comedies. While some movie series run their courses after just a few chapters (e.g. “Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight”), the...
As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

Last night, I came upon one of my guilty pleasures, “In Like Flint,” the second silly James Coburn spy story (1967). Besides Lee J. Cobb, I’d forgotten its cast included Yvonne Craig as a Russian ballerina and Herb Edelman (complete with bushy fake...
As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

It’s extremely improbable that there’s a parallel universe where positive is negative, left is right, and time runs backwards.   But if there is, in that universe, every movie is “Memento.”   Except...
Movie Review: “The Assistant”

Movie Review: “The Assistant”

After impressive performances in small supporting roles, Julia Garner has made quite a name for herself in the last few years with recurring roles in several series, including “The Americans,” and as one of the stars of “Ozark.” Her character...