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...
Movie Review: “Operation Mincemeat”

Movie Review: “Operation Mincemeat”

Thanks to a tip from my sister-in-law Abby, I watched “Operation Mincemeat” on Netflix this week. It’s the story of a giant deception dreamed up in 1943 by British spies to fool Hitler into believing the Allies would mount an assault on the shores of...
Movie Review: “Top Gun: Maverick”

Movie Review: “Top Gun: Maverick”

Something amazing occurs in “Top Gun: Maverick.” Tom Cruise appears next to an actor who is much taller than he is. I don’t recall seeing that before, even when he co-starred with ex-wife Nicole Kidman. She towered over him in real life, but never on...