Four Movie Mini-Reviews

Four Movie Mini-Reviews

With theaters closed and no big-screen movies to review, here are mini-reviews of four titles available on the small screen, where both you and Paul Manafort can find them. Unfortunately, only one of them rates high enough to earn my recommendation. “Blow The...
Movie Review: “Uncut Gems”

Movie Review: “Uncut Gems”

There are two words guaranteed to make me skip a movie: Adam Sandler. Yet, when I saw how much praise he’d earned for “Uncut Gems,” even winning a Film Independent Spirit Award for his lead role, I figured this one might be worth checking out. Then I...
MYMNK: Nightcrawler

MYMNK: Nightcrawler

Dan Gilroy’s 2014 drama “Nightcrawler” is the newest addition to my Movies You Might Not Know list. The central character of “Nightcrawler,” Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), is a creep, a desperate loser who lives on the edge of society,...
Ten Best Movie Dances Ever

Ten Best Movie Dances Ever

10) Let’s start with a sequence that shows the challenges of getting a job as a dancer. This is the audition sequence from Bob Fosse’s “All That Jazz” (1979), in which dozens upon dozens of hopefuls take to the stage of a Broadway theater to...
Movie Review: “Parasite”

Movie Review: “Parasite”

I finally got around to the 2019 Oscar winner for Best Picture. I had been hesitant to watch it because I have a problem with subtitled content. It’s not a bias against foreign languages, but a physical distraction due to the trifocals I wear. In order to both...
MYMNK: “Sword Of Trust”

MYMNK: “Sword Of Trust”

The newest addition to my “Movies You Might Not Know” list is Lynn Shelton’s “Sword Of Trust” from 2019. Marc Maron stars as Mel, a world-weary pawn shop owner in Birmingham, Alabama, who not only has to put up with a stream of people...