Movie Review: “The Eyes Of Tammy Faye”

Movie Review: “The Eyes Of Tammy Faye”

It’s only appropriate that a biopic about someone famous for wearing a lot of makeup would need an outstanding makeup job to work. For “The Eyes Of Tammy Faye,” it must have taken a team of people, some prosthetics, and several hours a day to turn...
Movie Review: “Small Engine Repair”

Movie Review: “Small Engine Repair”

For its first hour, “Small Engine Repair” seems like a clinic in toxic masculinity. It’s the story of three lifelong friends from Manchester, New Hampshire — Frank (John Pollono), Packie (Shea Whigham), and Swaino (Jon Bernthal) — all of...
Movie Review: “Worth”

Movie Review: “Worth”

As “Worth” begins, attorney Kenneth Feinberg (Michael Keaton) stands before a class of students at Georgetown and asks them to assess the value of a human life, and how much a dead person’s family should be compensated for his murder. It’s a...
Movie Review: “The Lost Leonardo”

Movie Review: “The Lost Leonardo”

I have written often about my absolute ignorance when it comes to art. Nevertheless, I have enjoyed several movies on the subject, including documentaries like “My Kid Could Paint That” and “Made You Look,” as well as fictional stories like...
Movie Review: “Count Me In”

Movie Review: “Count Me In”

I have two pet peeves when I go see a concert. One is the person in front of me holding up their phone or iPad from start to finish, forcing me to watch this live event — that I paid good money to attend — through their screen. The other is an extended...
Ed Asner

Ed Asner

I was saddened to hear of the death this weekend of Ed Asner at 91. I hope the cause of death wasn’t spunk. That’s a joke that only works if you saw the first episode of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” in which he co-starred as Lou Grant, news director of WJM-TV. When...