Review: “Don’t Worry, Darling”

Review: “Don’t Worry, Darling”

Because I haven’t seen any of her previous films (e.g. “Midsommar,” “Black Widow”), I wasn’t familiar with the actress Florence Pugh. But based solely on her performance in “Don’t Worry Darling,” she is a major...
Review: “McEnroe”

Review: “McEnroe”

This Showtime documentary was timed nicely to debut in the middle of the US Open, where John McEnroe still reigns as one of tennis’ best TV analysts. The game has changed a lot since his days as a wooden racket-wielding bad boy of the court, but so has McEnroe....
Best Bank Heist Movies Ever

Best Bank Heist Movies Ever

#1) “Dog Day Afternoon.” Based on a real bank robbery on a steaming hot day in Brooklyn in the 1970s, Sidney Lumet’s film sizzles thanks to Al Pacino’s lead performance as Sonny, a man who’s both desperate and surprisingly human. John...
Review: “Emily The Criminal”

Review: “Emily The Criminal”

I was never a “Parks and Recreation” viewer, but I’ve liked Aubrey Plaza in several big screen projects. Her low-key, deadpan style was perfect for movies like “Safety Not Guaranteed” (which is on my Movies You Might Not Know list),...
Review: “Back To The Drive-In”

Review: “Back To The Drive-In”

Two years ago, I raved about the documentary “Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story,” directed by April Wright. She got in touch to thank me for my kind words, and a few weeks ago, emailed to tell me she’d done a new doc, “Back To The Drive-In,” and...
MYMNK: “The Duke”

MYMNK: “The Duke”

I tend to like movies about eccentric Brits. The most recent example was just six weeks ago, when I wrote about “The Phantom Of The Open,” starring Mark Rylance as an Englishman who managed to enter the British Open golf tournament — despite never...