Thursday, June 20, 2024

Reviews

Reviews Don’t Matter: Paramount Comeback as Bob Marley Movie Makes $52 Mil in 6 Days Despite Very Rotten Tomatoes

No good reviews, don't cry. On Rotten Tomatoes, the Bob Marley movie "One Love" has a 41% among critics and bloggers. It's rotten, they say. The audience doesn't agree. "One Love"...

Bliss: Green Day Saves Rock and Roll with Pungent, Pressing, Punk, Pugnacious New Album “Saviors”

Frenzied and fun, full of pugnacious pop and lilting lyrics, Green Day's "Saviors" is perfectly titled. It's January 19th and we have the album of...

Review: Bradley Cooper’s “Maestro” Is a Brilliant But Brutal Major Work with Oscars Written All Over It, Especially for Carey Mulligan

Bradley Cooper is a real filmmaker. "A Star is Born" was no fluke. Cooper's movie about composer Leonard Bernstein is brutal and brilliant. Cooper stars...

Review: Stunning “Oppenheimer” Christopher Nolan’s Masterpiece in Oscars Race

There's a lot to unpack in Christopher Nolan's three hour masterwork, "Oppenheimer." This is ostensibly the story of how America created the atomic bomb...

Review: Martin Scorsese’s Brilliant Killers of the Flower Moon Opens to Thunderous Ovation in Cannes (See Director’s Speech to Adoring, Captivated Audience)

The Cannes audience is going wild cheering for Martin Scorcese and the cast of Killers of the Flower Moon. Brilliant film. May be...

Review: “I’m Your Woman” Is a Terrible Title for a Terrific Film that Shows Rachel Brosnahan Won’t Always Be Mrs. Maisel

Julia Hart's "I'm Your Woman" is the best movie with the worst title of the year. I don't know what anyone was thinking about...

Review: Ron Howard’s “Pavarotti” Hits All the Right Notes Capturing the Out-sized Life of a Man with Giant Appetites

Ron Howard’s "Pavarotti" is a cinematic gem which captures the larger than life tenor and those who loved him.  Opera is secondary in this...

Review: Julianne Moore Is First in Line for Next Year’s Oscars with “Gloria Bell,” An Anthem for Independent Women

“Gloria Bell," starring Julianne Moore in the title role, opens wide today to rave reviews.  (The film has a 92 on Rotten Tomatoes.) This...

Review: Steve Carell, Timothee Chalamet Look for Answers in “Beautiful Boy”

I expected to cry copious tears at “Beautiful Boy,” an Amazon addiction drama based on two memoirs, one from journalist David Sheff, played by...

RIP: Three-Time Tony Winner Tom Meehan, Wrote “The Producers,” “Annie,” “Hairspray”

Tom Meehan has died at age 88. My friend and neighbor, who I was lucky to know, was a Broadway superstar when it came...

Ratings: “Twin Peaks” Showed Amazing Episode With No Warning or Promotion, and Failed to Attract Audience

On Sunday night, "Twin Peaks" on Showtime presented what may one day be considered a classic 45 minutes of television-- something for the ages,...