Movie Review: “On The Basis Of Sex”

Movie Review: “On The Basis Of Sex”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has gotten a lot of press this year. There was her autobiography, “My Own Words.” There was the piece on “60 Minutes.” There was the documentary “RBG,” which earned raves. There was the hospitalization after she...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Rory Turnbull started a thread on Twitter about movie cliches: Hello, I’m a professor in a movie, I only reach the main point of my lecture right as class is ending. Then I yell at students about the reading / homework as they leave. Then NPR’s Linda...
Best Documentaries Of 2018

Best Documentaries Of 2018

I didn’t see as many documentaries this year as I would have liked, but of those I did, these were the five best… #1) “Three Identical Strangers.” My favorite documentary of 2018 is the story of triplets born in New York in 1961 who were...
Trump’s Favorite Movies

Trump’s Favorite Movies

Scott Feinberg of the Hollywood Reporter made a list of some of Trump’s favorite movies of 2018, including “WhiteKKKlansman” and “Crazy Rich Russians.” Then he named some of Trump’s all-time faves: I like Scott’s list so much,...
Worst Movies Of 2018

Worst Movies Of 2018

Again, I’ll start with the caveat that I don’t see every movie that’s released, particularly those based on comic book characters or superheroes or costume-heavy period-piece epics. But of those I did see, here are capsule reviews of the ten I most regret watching on...
The Next Ten Movies

The Next Ten Movies

Here are ten movies that didn’t make my Best Of 2018 list, but were still good enough for Honorable Mention… #11) “Ocean’s 8.” Part of the bargain we make while watching movies about a heist or a con is that we’re willing to root for criminals....