Movie Review: “John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum”

Movie Review: “John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum”

Here’s what I wrote in 2017 after seeing “John Wick, Chapter Two”: The “John Wick” movies are not going to test your brain. Don’t walk in expecting anything more than full-on action, with lots of gun-fights, a big body count, and a limited amount of...
Movie Review: “Poms”

Movie Review: “Poms”

I can imagine the pitch meeting… Studio Executive: What’s your idea for a movie? Writer/Director Zara Hayes, confidently: It’s called “Poms” and is about a group of women in a retirement community who get together to form a cheerleading squad. Exec: Yeah, and?...
Jonathan, The Widow, and the Hired Guns

Jonathan, The Widow, and the Hired Guns

Six weeks ago, I gave you suggestions for six TV series I enjoyed that you might want to try. Now I’m back with another series and two movies, all streaming now (or available for rent on other platforms) and added to my Movies You Might Not Know list. In...
Movie Review: “Long Shot”

Movie Review: “Long Shot”

Charlize Theron has portrayed a wide range of characters on screen over two decades including, in just the last two years, a distraught mother in “Tully,” a lethal spy in “Atomic Blonde,” and a power-mad businesswoman in “Gringo.”...
Movie Review: “Session Men”

Movie Review: “Session Men”

I have written enthusiastically about music documentaries like “The Wrecking Crew,” “Standing In The Shadows Of Motown,” and “20 Feet From Stardom,” which told the stories of the people whose names you didn’t know while they...
Movie Review: “Stockholm”

Movie Review: “Stockholm”

Here’s the pitch: a movie based on a real 1973 bank robbery in Sweden, in which the hostages began to sympathize and identify with the crooks, thus giving birth to the phrase Stockholm Syndrome. Here’s the alternative pitch: Ethan Hawke re-makes “Dog...