Reel Spoilers: “Inside Out 2”

Reel Spoilers: “Inside Out 2”

I’m back on the Reel Spoilers podcast with Tom, Joe, and Kevin to discuss and dissect “Inside Out 2.” Here’s the video of us in action and a link to the audio-only version.

Movie Review: “Daddio”

Movie Review: “Daddio”

Here’s my review of “Daddio,” about a cabbie (Sean Penn) and his passenger (Dakota Johnson), who engage in a deeply personal conversation along the way. It’ll be on my Best Of ’24 list, too.

Movie Review: “Janet Planet”

Movie Review: “Janet Planet”

Oy! Here’s another contender for Worst Movie Of The Year, a slog about some of the most boring humans ever presented on screen. Read my full review for details.

Movie Review: “Thelma”

Movie Review: “Thelma”

Here’s one headed for my Best Of ’24 list — an action movie about a 93-year-old woman (June Squibb) who falls victim to an online scam and vows revenge to get her money back.

Five Random Thoughts

Five Random Thoughts

Quickies about a TV series I won’t watch, candy logos on socks, Elon Musk’s plan to take on Venmo, a weird conversation fragment, and why I’m worried about what my wife is reading.

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

My friend Nolan Dalla wrote about the insanity of a thousand Muslims dying in the last few days from heat stroke during the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Here are some excerpts.

Movie Review: “The Bikeriders”

Movie Review: “The Bikeriders”

Here’s my review of a new movie about a motorcycle gang in the mid 1960s, starring Austin Butler, Jodie Comer, Michael Shannon, Mike Faist, and Tom Hardy.

Protesting Protests

Protesting Protests

Like me, Pamela Paul isn’t interested in gathering with other like-minded people to protest, well, anything. She and I both explain why here.

“Elsbeth”

“Elsbeth”

My wife was a big fan of the just-completed first season of “Elsbeth” on CBS, but I was particularly disappointed by one aspect of the show. Let me explain.

Movie Review: “Inside Out 2”

Movie Review: “Inside Out 2”

Here’s my review of Pixar’s sequel about 13-year-old Riley and the emotions (old and new) that battle for control of her brain just as she hits puberty.

Movie Review: “Tuesday”

Movie Review: “Tuesday”

“Tuesday” is a strange new movie about a mother (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and daughter confronting death — which appears as a talking macaw. I try to explain in my review.

Movie Review: “Treasure”

Movie Review: “Treasure”

Here’s my review of a new movie about a woman (Lena Dunham) who visits Poland with her father (Stephen Fry) to see some of the places from his youth — including the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Stop Working The Crowd

Stop Working The Crowd

I was sad to read about the increasing number of standup comics who do crowd work in their sets. Most aren’t very good at it, but feel the need to constantly create content for TikTok. Here are several reasons it annoys me.

MYMNK: “Man Up”

MYMNK: “Man Up”

I just discovered the 2015 Lake Bell/Simon Pegg romcom “Man Up,” and liked it so much I’ve added it to my Movies You Might Not Know list. You can read my review here.