Infinity Pool

Anyone was under age and able to sneak into a theater to see early David Cronenberg films probably never forgot the experiences, and likely followed him as he began to receive mainstream ... Continue Reading →

Zone of Interest

Based somewhat on the Martin Amis novel of the same name, this film is a stunning, chilling and amazing accomplishment. It begins by telling the seemingly mundane story of a relatively ... Continue Reading →

American Fiction

American Fiction is a an excellent, well-crafted and subversive film. It tells the story of a Black author and sometime professor (there’s certainly a lot of films about professors ... Continue Reading →


Bradley Cooper has pulled out all the stops in front of, behind and beyond the camera. As co-writer (with Josh Singer), director, producer and star of this lush biography of Leonard ... Continue Reading →


I’ve always been a bit befuddled and amused by the growing acclaim around Adam Driver, but in this film (notwithstanding his almost perfect name for the titular role), I can see the ... Continue Reading →

The Boys in the Boat – Rocky on the Water

I have yet to do a statistical analysis, but it feels like there are more films drawn from nonfiction sources these days. Perhaps truth is stranger than fiction, but it can certainly ... Continue Reading →

Live Theatre Review: Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Dr. Seuss, born Theodore Geisel, must be the most successful author on a per syllable basis. The locally based Dr. Seuss Enterprises carefully curates the author’s legacy, and this ... Continue Reading →

Babbitt at La Jolla Playhouse

The received wisdom is that the three creative principles behind this production (writer Joe DiPietro, director Christopher Ashley and actor Matthew Broderick) several years ago were ... Continue Reading →