Movie Review: “Four Good Days”

Movie Review: “Four Good Days”

Deb (Glenn Close) is cleaning up the kitchen one night when she hears a knock at the door. When she opens it, her daughter Molly (Mila Kunis) is standing there, begging to be allowed in. But Deb refuses, because Molly is a heroin/Vicodin/meth addict, and whenever...
Movie Review: “The Virtuoso”

Movie Review: “The Virtuoso”

Just days after Anthony Hopkins won the Best Actor Oscar for his phenomenal work in “The Father” (which I reviewed here), he shows up in a supporting role in an absolute dud called “The Virtuoso.” It’s the first feature script by James C....
Movie Review: “Without Remorse”

Movie Review: “Without Remorse”

Whenever you see a writer’s name in the official title of a movie, you should know just what to expect. Neil Simon. Stephen King. John Grisham. Jane Austen. When the name is Tom Clancy, you can be sure it’ll feature a hero who’s called to action in...
Movie Review: “Limbo”

Movie Review: “Limbo”

“Limbo” is the story of refugees from war-torn countries who fled to Europe and ended up on a small Scottish island, where they await a decision on their asylum applications. The central character is Omar, a Syrian, who shares quarters with an Afghani, a...
Hay! No Fever!

Hay! No Fever!

This is the first year in more than three decades that I’m able to spend any substantial time outside without suffering considerably from the effects of hay fever. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been allergic to pretty much everything that starts...
Mini-Review: “Ted Lasso”

Mini-Review: “Ted Lasso”

I don’t know why I didn’t latch on to Apple TV’s “Ted Lasso” when it was first released several months ago, but I just caught up with the first season and was pleasantly surprised. As an American college football coach recruited to take...