Games During the Clampdown

We have all experienced an increase in board games, card games and other at-home activities during these strange days. I have written before about other great activities, ... Continue Reading →

PBS’ stellar lineup for 50th anniversary season announced at Zoom-friendly TCA press tour

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything— almost.  The rare exception is PBS, which remains a constant. It is a beacon of trustworthy news and entertainment that ... Continue Reading →

The Cuban – Film Review

The opening credit sequence is comprised of evocative watercolor images of Havana. The splashes of color and bubbly Cuban rhythms set the stage. Lou Gossett, Jr plays ... Continue Reading →

RADIOACTIVE – Film Review

In flashback, like many a good biographical film, Madame Curie reflects on her early days as a struggling scientist. Kicked out of her laboratory, the feisty (and unmarried) ... Continue Reading →

Documentary Review: Creem – “America’s Only Rock and Roll Magazine.”

  A year before Creem launched, Rolling Stone launched. Both publications grabbed their name from British bands. Dave Marsh called Detroit as the ugliest part of ... Continue Reading →

Greyhound – Tom Hanks Continues His Service as America’s Perennial Captain

Tom Hanks has certainly earned the sobriquet as America’s Captain. He has played that rank in myriad films and we have grown comfortable seeing his fluidity and confidence ... Continue Reading →

Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash 

During the opening credits the voiceover sets the stage for the 1977 crash, the plane running out of gas 200 yards before the runway. Then drummer Artimus Pyle intones ... Continue Reading →

‘Unladylike2020: The Changemakers’ celebrates 100-yrs of women trailblazers on American Masters

It could be the news headline today in 2020— Fighting for equality with the goal to improve life for everyone, incredible individuals raise their voices and battle ... Continue Reading →