More About “The Front Runner”

More About “The Front Runner”

Yesterday, I posted a lengthy review of Jason Reitman’s “The Front Runner,” with Hugh Jackman as Gary Hart, whose presidential aspirations were derailed when the press covered his personal indiscretions. But I left out three points, so I’ll...
Movie Review: “The Front Runner”

Movie Review: “The Front Runner”

It was late 1986 when I took over the morning show at WCXR in Washington, DC. Every day, I’d wake up with several hours of radio to fill. Fortunately, the news cycle over the course of the next few years was rife with stories that I gladly exploited as...
Movie Review: “Widows”

Movie Review: “Widows”

Quiz: which of these is the plot of “Widows”? When four thieves are killed while escaping a job gone wrong, their grieving wives get together to pull off a heist. Corrupt politicians in Chicago battle to win an aldermanic election and control of their...
Movie Review: “Little Woods”

Movie Review: “Little Woods”

“Little Woods” is a movie that IMDb describes as “a modern Western,” but it’s not. When I hear “Western,” I think cowboys, horses, a black-hat villain, a white-hat sheriff, a posse, a saloon, a gunfight, etc. “Little...
Movie Review: “Swimming With Men”

Movie Review: “Swimming With Men”

I became a fan of Rob Brydon after seeing him doing dueling Michael Caine impressions with Steve Coogan in “The Trip” and its two sequels. Now Brydon is at the center of an ensemble in “Swimming With Men.” He plays Eric, a CPA who is extremely...
Movie Review: “Bathtubs Over Broadway”

Movie Review: “Bathtubs Over Broadway”

At the St. Louis International Film Festival this weekend, I saw a wonderful documentary called “Bathtubs Over Broadway.” It’s about Steve Young, who was a writer for David Letterman’s shows for more than 20 years. One of the bits he created...