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) Polish ... 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 the universe, ... 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 in command. Here ... 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 that we’re ... Continue Reading →

Da 5 Bloods – Spike Lee is Back in the House

  A new film from Spike Lee is always an event to relish. He has been pushing the edge of the cinematic envelope across his career. From the freshness of his early work (like ... Continue Reading →

Jon Stewart and Steve Carrell Join Forces For the Delightful Political Comedy Irresistible

  Although it was scheduled to be released at the end of May, Irresistible will premiere at home on-demand beginning Friday, June 26th. It should prove timely, and hopefully ... Continue Reading →

Laurel Canyon – The Most Compleat Documentary About a Magical Space and Time

  There have been several prior documentaries that explored Laural Canyon, some directly and some a bit more oblique. This two parter contains the most footage and crucially the ... Continue Reading →

Al Pacino, Avenger Superhero Nazi hunter in ‘Hunters’ on Amazon Prime

 Superhero movies have nothing on ‘Hunters’ starring Al Pacino in Amazon Prime series now streaming.  Al Pacino stars as the leader of a group of Nazi hunters who uncover a plot ... Continue Reading →