I have been a film critic for nearly 20 years and worked professionally, as a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association for the past 9 years. My favorite movie of all time is The Big Lebowski because it always feels new.
Movie Review: 'The Courier'
Every year we get further from World War 2. and the Cold War that followed it, new stories of bravery emerge and are more amazing than the last. The latest in this line of long unsung heroes is a man named Greville Wynne. In the early 1960’s, Greville Wynne was your average, British suburban dad. He was a salesman with a good patter and just enough charisma to make a good living.
Movie Review: 'Ludi'
Recently, a clueless, out of touch politician, whose name I will not mention, said that if the American people were to be given $1400.00 stimulus checks, they might not go to work. Apparently this deeply delusional lifetime politician thinks we still live in the early 1950’s when you could get a jar of milk and a loaf of bread for 15 cents and feed your family for a week. Today, $1400.00 might give a person a little break in the rent and a dent in your monthly bills, and that’s for people who are already on the lower end of the economic ladder.
Movie Review: 'Sin La Habana'
Sin La Habana, or Without Havana, for those who need a translation, is a challenging story about immigration, desperation and sex as a marketplace. The protagonist of Sin La Habana is a male ballet dancer who doesn’t fit your Hollywood stereotype of men in ballet. He’s a Cuban man with a beautiful girlfriend, a hot temper and ego to spare. It’s that ego that will be challenged throughout as the story of Sin La Habana unfolds.
Movie Review: 'Coming 2 America'
Will we as a collective culture ever tire of having our nostalgia reheated like leftovers and served to us on a silver platter? Whether it is the return of Bill and Ted or another miserable Terminator rehash, Hollywood is continually rewarded for serving us warmed up nostalgia as if it were a gourmet meal with the media and the adoring public watching every reiteration, so I get why they do it. The question is for you, dear reader, why do you keep treating bowls of pre-packaged microwave goo like it is filet mignon from the finest restaurant?
Movie Review: 'Kid 90'
There is a temptation to write off the new to Hulu documentary Kid 90 as a navel gazing bit of personal nostalgia on the part of director and subject Soleil Moon Frye. The former Punky Brewster star, or rather current Punky Brewster revival star, now that I think of it, assembled Kid 90 from her own video and diary collection. As a teenager in Hollywood in the early 90’s, Frye carried her camera everywhere and captured her life in great detail.
Movie Review: 'Moxie'
Girl power narratives are becoming more frequent in modern popular culture and I am here for it. It’s great to see the long held trope of ‘boys will be boys’ repeatedly upended by smarter, more capable and more interesting female characters. Now that you’ve cursed me for supposed virtue signaling, and we’ve weeded out those who’ve come here hoping to read a review repeatedly dunking on Moxie, we can actually talk about Moxie.
Movie Review: 'Sometime Other Than Now'
Something you don’t know about me dear reader, I have long nursed a major crush on actress Kate Walsh. I was obsessed with her character on Grey’s Anatomy and when she spun-off to her own show, Private Practice, I never missed an episode, even when the show started to really stink. I even watched every episode of her short-lived sitcom, Bad Judge and enjoyed it just because I think she’s incredible.
Movie Review: 'As Long As We Both Shall Live'
As Long as We Both Shall Live is a movie with a very tricky tone. The film opens on a couple, Malcolm and Sarah (Josh Helman and Orange is the New Black star, Yael Stone) who are loving and playful and sweet. Then, Sarah leaves to go to the store and never comes home. On her way to the store, Sarah was in an accident and was killed at the scene. When Josh arrived, she was still being taken from the crash site and the trauma is long lasting.