Movie review

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ simply beautiful

Following the surprise success of the 2018 biographical documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” the world has gone Mr. Rogers crazy. Much as he and his television show were a salve to children during challenging times of life, adults confronting climate change, political discord and the #metoo movement seem to need his calm, positive and… Read more »

Joker is a dark and disturbing film without much to say

Arthur Fleck (aka Joker played by Joaquin Phoenix) has grown up with a single mother who is physically and mentally ill. He is the victim of child abuse that left him with a borderline debilitating brain injury that causes him to laugh uncontrollably for no reason. On top of that, he’s mentally ill, poor, professionally… Read more »

FILM REVIEW: Angel Has Fallen is 2 hours of solidly OK entertainment

There’s a certain comfort to watching predictably mediocre movies that can’t be overlooked. Like a Hallmark Christmas movie where you know before turning it on that a lonely, single father (bonus points if widowed) will inevitably meet a sweet teacher/veterinarian/soap maker (job is irrelevant) at the Christmas fair while snow gently falls and they end… Read more »