Yet Another Movie You Might Not Know

Yet Another Movie You Might Not Know

Last month, when I added the 2017 film “Small Town Crime” to my Movies You Might Not Know list, I mentioned that it was John Hawkes’ first opportunity as a leading man — but I was wrong. In 2015, he starred in a quirky drama called “Too...
Margot Kidder’s Career High Point

Margot Kidder’s Career High Point

I don’t know which of the four writers who worked on the screenplay (including Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, and Robert Benton) deserves credit for the best line ever spoken on screen by Margot Kidder (who died this weekend at 69), but here it is,...
Too Much Spamalot

Too Much Spamalot

I see that Eric Idle has made a deal to turn his hit Broadway musical “Spamalot” into a movie. It won’t be a filmed version of a stage production, but a revision made specifically for the screen. As much as I loved the show, I wish everyone involved would pause long...
Movie Review: “Tully”

Movie Review: “Tully”

When Rob Reiner started his directing career, he put together a series of seven back-to-back great movies: “This Is Spinal Tap,” “The Sure Thing,” “Stand By Me,” “The Princess Bride,” “When Harry Met Sally,”...
Other Things To Ask Carol Burnett About

Other Things To Ask Carol Burnett About

Carol Burnett is making the rounds promoting her new Netflix series, “A Little Help,” which I haven’t seen, but from the preview looks like it includes her interacting with some kids who help solve adults’ problems. It’ll probably be...
Movie Review: “I Feel Pretty”

Movie Review: “I Feel Pretty”

To say Renee Bennett has low self-esteem is to say that the Pacific Ocean is kinda wet. Renee, Amy Schumer’s character in “I Feel Pretty,” has serious body-image issues — until she falls off a bike at a Soul Cycle class, hits her head, and...