My review of the movie version of the Broadway hit, starring its Tony-winning star, but lacking any sense of fun. I also take on the controversy about an actor in his late twenties playing a high schooler.
I’m not sure why Jessica Chastain felt it necessary to portray Tammy Faye Bakker in a story about the overly made-up televangelist’s rise and fall, but here’s my review.
My review of a new movie about a blue collar guy, his daughter, and his two lifelong friends, with a twist along the way I didn’t see coming that ramps up the intensity considerably.
My review of a movie (now on Netflix) starring Michael Keaton as Kenneth Feinberg, the lawyer charged with figuring out how to compensate the thousands of victims of the 9/11 attacks twenty years ago. With Amy Ryan, Stanley Tucci, and Laura Benanti.
My review of a documentary about how a single painting was sold for $450 million, what drove its price up so high, and whether it was really painted by da Vinci. It will be on my Best Documentaries Of 2021 list.
My review of a new documentary about drummers, including some of the biggest names in the business — past and present. It’s fun to watch them explain how they do what they do, and give credit to those who preceded and inspired them.
My thoughts on hearing of the death of Ed Asner at 91, plus audio from my archives of an on-air conversation I had with him several years ago, which you can listen to here.
The newest addition to my Movies You Might Not Know list is Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1996 drama “Hard Eight,” starring Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Samuel L. Jackson. Here’s my full review.