Movie Review: “The Rescue”

Movie Review: “The Rescue”

I’ll cut to the chase: “The Rescue” is one of the best documentaries I’ve watched this year. It re-tells the story from 2018 of the rescue of a Thai soccer team, consisting of a dozen boys and their coach, who had gone off to explore some...
Movie Review: “Hard Luck Love Song”

Movie Review: “Hard Luck Love Song”

Jesse (Michael Dorman, the lawyer/brother in “The Invisible Man”) is a down-on-his-luck singer/songwriter who hustles pool to make a few bucks as he moves town to town. Once he gets to a new locale, he scopes out the pool rooms, then goes to work —...
Goodbye, Gruden

Goodbye, Gruden

The thought that kept going through my head last night while ESPN was reporting on Jon Gruden’s ouster as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders — because of a slew of racist, homophobic, and misogynistic emails he’d sent over a 7-year span beginning a...
The Amodio Rodeo Ends

The Amodio Rodeo Ends

That was the classy tweet from Matt Amodio after his 38-game streak of wins on “Jeopardy!” ended today. That leaves him second on the all-time list, only halfway to the still-unbelievable 75 victories Ken Jennings racked up. So, how did Amodio lose? The...
My Triple Show Week

My Triple Show Week

I have friends and family members whose fear of COVID is so strong, they can’t harbor the idea of being indoors with a bunch of people they don’t know. But I trust the vaccinations I received in April, so I’ve gone to movies, restaurants, theater,...
Movie Review: “No Time To Die”

Movie Review: “No Time To Die”

“No Time To Die,” the 25th movie in the James Bond series, doesn’t start with a spectacular action sequence as so many of its predecessors did. But you don’t have to wait very long before Bond is involved in a high-speed chase with bullets...