Movie Review: “Greed”

Movie Review: “Greed”

If I may paraphrase Gordon Gekko, “Greed” is very, very good. I’ve been a Steve Coogan fan for several years, particularly in “The Trip” movies he’s made with Rob Brydon (which will conclude with a fourth installment set in Greece,...
James Lipton, Inside The Actor’s Studio

James Lipton, Inside The Actor’s Studio

I was sad to hear of the death today of James Lipton, longtime host of “Inside The Actor’s Studio,” at age 93. As an interviewer myself, I respected Lipton because of the work he did before he sat down with his guests — studying their...
Movie Review: “The Invisible Man”

Movie Review: “The Invisible Man”

How do you convince the world that someone is stalking you when nobody can see the stalker — including you? That’s the premise of “The Invisible Man,” the latest in a long line of films roughly based on HG Wells’ 1897 sci-fi novel of the...
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...