Movie Review: “King Richard”

Movie Review: “King Richard”

Ever since a child first set foot on a stage, there have been showbiz parents. The same goes for kids’ athletic endeavors and sports parents. They’re the ones urging the director or coach to give their son/daughter bigger roles, more opportunities, better...
Movie Review: “Belfast”

Movie Review: “Belfast”

“Belfast” is a wonderful little slice of life drawn from writer/director Kenneth Branagh’s own childhood during “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland in the late 1960s. It shows what it was like to be a child in a world of insecurity, as...
Movie Review: “Joy Ride”

Movie Review: “Joy Ride”

What happens when you take two clever comedians, each with successful solo careers, and put them on stage together? In the case of Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Gould, you get 70 minutes of funny, compelling content. “Joy Ride” is a chronicle of Goldthwait...
Movie Review: “Finch”

Movie Review: “Finch”

“Finch” is a mostly-lighthearted coming-of-age story during an apocalyptic road trip. The action takes place after Earth’s ozone layer has been depleted by a solar flare to the point where sunshine becomes deadly — destroying crops, raising...
Movie Review: “The Harder They Fall”

Movie Review: “The Harder They Fall”

With apologies to Ryan George, and instead of my usual movie review format, let’s peek in at a pitch meeting in Hollywood: Producer: I have an idea for a movie. Studio Head: Oh, yeah? What’s the genre? Producer: It’s a western. Studio Head: A...
Movie Review: “The Protege”

Movie Review: “The Protege”

I missed “The Protege” when it debuted in theaters in August, but caught up with it now that it’s available on DVD and video-on-demand. Be aware that this review contains major spoilers. There must be a red beacon in Samuel L. Jackson’s house...