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...
Movie Review: “Stu’s Show”

Movie Review: “Stu’s Show”

I was introduced to Stu Shostak by our mutual friend Mark Evanier, who has written often about Stu and his bi-weekly streaming show, which began as audio-only, but added video when the technology made it possible (and affordable). Stu’s favorite topic is...
Movie Review: “Memory”

Movie Review: “Memory”

It has become nearly impossible to tell Liam Neeson’s action movies apart but, even at age 69, he keeps churning them out. His latest is “Memory,” which is ostensibly about a hitman who’s beginning to suffer from dementia. For some reason,...
Movie Review: “Language Lessons”

Movie Review: “Language Lessons”

Every once in a while, it’s nice to watch a quiet movie, with no special effects, no stunt people on fire, and no car chases. “Language Lessons” fits the bill perfectly. It begins with Adam (Mark Duplass) being gifted a series of Spanish lessons by...