Movie Review: “Little Woods”

I loved “Little Woods” when I saw it at the St. Louis International Film Festival in November, and put it on one of my Best Movies Of 2018 lists. As it finally opens in theaters across the country today, I’m re-posting my review.

Remembering “Psycho”

Last month, I wrote that the original trailer for the 1991 “Addams Family” movie was the greatest ever, because it teased without revealing. Today, I offer another contender for the title of Greatest Movie Trailer Ever.

MYMNK: “Short Term 12”

The newest title on my Movies You Might Not Know list is “Short Term 12,” from 2013, featuring Brie Larson’s breakout role as supervisor of a group home for at-risk kids not that much younger than her.

Movie Review: “The Best Of Enemies”

My review of “The Best Of Enemies,” starring Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell as civil rights activist Ann Atwater and Ku Klux Klan leader CP Ellis, who faced off over school integration in 1971 Durham, North Carolina.

When Mel Was Rotten

As a lifelong Mel Brooks fan, I was very disappointed when I went back and watched 2 of his movies I’d missed in the 1990s. Here are my (very belated) reviews.

Movie Review: “The Mustang”

“The Mustang” is a wild horse that must be broken so he can go on to something more useful to humans than running around free. Roman Coleman is a violent felon who must be broken, too, but all he’ll go on to is a lot more days and nights in prison. Here’s my review.

They Can’t Seem To Make Jack Falcone

A decade ago ago, I read “Making Jack Falcone,” a book about an undercover FBI agent named Joaquin Garcia, whose story should have made him the next “Donnie Brasco.” But Hollywood still hasn’t figured out how to do it — or who to cast in it.

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