Review: “The Good House”

Review: “The Good House”

From this photo of Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline leaning back on a sailboat with smiles on their faces, you’d think their new movie, “The Good House,” is a Nancy Meyers romcom about an older couple finding love again. You couldn’t be more...
Review: “Confess, Fletch”

Review: “Confess, Fletch”

When I first heard that Jon Hamm would star in a new Fletch movie, my first reaction was that was a good casting choice. Over the years, Hamm has shown he has a touch for light comedy on “Saturday Night Live,” “30 Rock,” “The Unbreakable...
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),...