Movie Review: “Them That Follow”

Movie Review: “Them That Follow”

“Them That Follow” is a movie about dangerous, slithering animals on a mountain. The setting is small town Appalachia, where a tightly knit group of drab people belongs to the Holy Ghost church — Pentecostals who willingly take up venomous snakes to...
Worth A Link

Worth A Link

I was glad to see that “Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood” (which I reviewed as one of the best movies of the year) had a big opening over the weekend. It wasn’t Marvel-superhero big, but it did make around forty million, which is more than any...
Quote Of The Day

Quote Of The Day

Nice perspective from sixty-two year old Kelly McGillis, on why she wasn’t asked to be part of the “Top Gun” sequel: “I’m old and I’m fat and I look age-appropriate for what my age is, and that is not what that whole scene is about. But…I’d...
If You Missed Me In That Poker Movie

If You Missed Me In That Poker Movie

If you’ve never seen “Mississippi Grind,” the 2015 movie in which I played poker with Ben Mendelsohn (who co-starred with Ryan Reynolds and Sienna Miller), it is now streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Kanopy. Or, if you don’t want to...
Movie Review: “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

Movie Review: “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

It’s 1969, and Rick Dalton is a has-been. A decade earlier, he’d starred in the TV western series, “Bounty Law,” and a few movies, but now the only acting gigs he can get are as the guest-star villain on other people’s shows. At least...
Movie Review: “The Farewell”

Movie Review: “The Farewell”

Big-screen newcomer Awkwafina has had a pretty good run in her first two years. After displaying her scene-stealing lighter side in “Ocean’s 8” and “Crazy Rich Asians,” she now proves her dramatic abilities with a more serious role in...