Movie Review: “Vengeance”

Movie Review: “Vengeance”

Let’s start with the fact that “Vengeance” is a terrible title for this movie, because it sounds like a Liam Neeson movie full of action, which this has none of. Instead, it’s the story of Ben (BJ Novak from “The Office”), a writer...
I Hate Royalty

I Hate Royalty

There will be myriad stories tomorrow marking the 40th anniversary of the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. All of them will make me sick to my stomach. Not because the marriage broke up. Not because she died tragically in an automobile accident. Not because...
Unjust Desserts

Unjust Desserts

In the mid-1990s, during my long run as a morning radio host in Washington, DC, I was invited to emcee the National Restaurant Association’s annual awards banquet. Thinking that, at the very least, we’d get some really good food, I agreed and took my wife....
Stop With The Spoiling

Stop With The Spoiling

If you read my movie, theater, and television reviews, you may notice that I go out of my way to not share important plot points and twists. There’s a certain amount of story revealing which must take place so you understand what the project is about, but I try...
Jodie Comer’s Tour De Force

Jodie Comer’s Tour De Force

I saw something extraordinary the other night. It was the filmed version of the stage play, “Prima Facie,” a one-woman tour de force starring Jodie Comer. From the moment I saw her in the first episode of “Killing Eve,” I knew Comer would be a...
Movie Review: “Nope”

Movie Review: “Nope”

Jordan Peele’s latest, “Nope,” is not a straight-up horror movie, but a somewhat scary sci-fi story brilliantly told. It tells the tale of the Haywood siblings — Emerald (Keke Palmer, from “Akeelah and the Bee” and...