Museums Of Movies And Cars

Museums Of Movies And Cars

For the first time since before the pandemic began, I spent the weekend in Los Angeles — playing poker, hanging out with friends, and visiting two museums on my must-see list. One was the Petersen Automotive Museum. I know absolutely nothing about cars, but it was...
A Bullet In My Head

A Bullet In My Head

After reading my not-so-positive review of Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis,” reader John Simmers emailed: As a former radio guy, I greatly enjoy your comments about the business.  Your career was more successful than mine, but I’m sure we share a few similar experiences....
Movie Review: “Elvis”

Movie Review: “Elvis”

I don’t want to say Baz Luhrmann’s biopic of Elvis Presley is over the top and overstuffed, but it’s about as bloated as The King was in his last years. The difference in this telling of his life story is that much of its focus is on the antagonist...
“The Phantom Of The Open”

“The Phantom Of The Open”

Six years ago, a movie called “Eddie The Eagle” told the story of a goofy guy who was the first Englishman to qualify for the Winter Olympics in ski jumping — a sport he knew little about. Despite Eddie finishing last in all his events, he became a...
Movie Review: “Lightyear”

Movie Review: “Lightyear”

“In 1995, Andy got a toy. That toy is from his favorite movie. This is that movie.” That’s the opening graphic in “Lightyear,” Pixar’s new entry in the “Toy Story” cinematic universe, an animated adventure centered on space ranger...
“Good Luck To You, Leo Grande”

“Good Luck To You, Leo Grande”

Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack) is a sex worker hired by Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson), a widowed former teacher who was never satisfied by her husband. Now, she wants to experience what it’s like to be with a man whose job is merely to give her pleasure. But when...