Best Anti-War Movie Speech Ever

Best Anti-War Movie Speech Ever

My wife and I finally got around to watching Arthur Hiller’s 1964 classic, “The Americanization Of Emily.” It stars James Garner and Julie Andrews, with a supporting cast including James Coburn, Melvyn Douglas, Keenan Wynn, William Windom, and two...
Movie Review: “Stillwater”

Movie Review: “Stillwater”

As “Stillwater” opens, Bill Baker (Matt Damon), a blue collar guy from Oklahoma, is working as part of a crew clearing out plots of land that have been torn apart by a tornado. The devastation surrounding him is a metaphor for his rough past, including...
Movie Review: “Val”

Movie Review: “Val”

Have you ever been forced to sit through someone else’s home movies or videos? I’m not talking about someone related to you, which might keep you interested. I’m talking about someone you don’t know at all. That’s what “Val,”...
Movie Review: “Joe Bell”

Movie Review: “Joe Bell”

“Joe Bell” is based on the true story of a father (Mark Wahlberg) who quit his job and began a walk across America in 2013 to raise awareness of bullying. He undertook the mission after his 15-year-old son, Jadin (Reid Miller), committed suicide because of...
Reel Spoilers: “The Tomorrow War”

Reel Spoilers: “The Tomorrow War”

I haven’t guested on the Reel Spoilers podcast since before the pandemic, but with Kevin out of town this week, Tom and Joe invited me to join them in discussing “The Tomorrow War.” That’s the Amazon Prime sci-fi movie starring Chris Pratt as...
Michael Caine on Film Acting

Michael Caine on Film Acting

In 1989, Michael Caine did a televised master class called “Acting In Film.” I bought the show when it came out on VHS, loved it, and have watched it several times since. Brilliant stuff. Caine gives a handful of students tips on the art of acting for...