“Grease” is the Word… or is it?

For its 40th anniversary, “Grease” has gotten a pretty spiffy new Blu-ray edition.  The real question though is whether or this classic movie musical is something best relegated to the dustbin of history or if it is still as slick as ever. Oh, certainly, there are some undeniably great moments, but there are some that… Read More

Movie Review: “Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story”

Even if it doesn’t entirely succeed, there is something admirable about Ashley Bell’s documentary, “Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story.”  The piece follows Bell who is accompanying elephant rescuers in Thailand as they attempt to move an ill elephant 500 miles to a sanctuary. Bell serves as director, one of the writers, and a producer on… Read More

Josh Runs… Why is that Again?

We are going to do a non-movie/TV based episode this week.  I apologize and ask you to forgive this bit of indulgence.  I also promise that next week we’re going to talk about movies again.  In fact, we’re going to be talking about the filmic version of “Grease” specifically. But, this week… this week the… Read More

“Phantom Thread,” “Molly’s Game,” and “Up in Smoke” hit Blu-ray

Some weeks are just good weeks for Blu-ray releases, and this is one of them.  Two great movies from last year and one great one from 40 years ago are all available on Blu-ray as of today. I know that “Up in Smoke” isn’t featured in the picture above and it’s talked about less on… Read More

Movie Review: “A Quiet Place” (2018)

In its best moments, writer-director-executive producer-star John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place” is not just a terrifying story of monsters who kill anything they hear, but the smaller story of a family just struggling to survive.  It is a movie concerned with day-to-day life and the changes involved, as it is offering up thrills. The family… Read More

Movie Review: “Blockers”

Is it possible to make a raunchy teenage sex comedy today, one that focuses on a diversity of opinions and backgrounds and sexual orientations, one that has fun with the genre, one that notes the double standards while still centering itself around them?  Yes, indeed it is, and “Blockers” is the proof of concept. Directed… Read More

“A Suitable Girl” Directors Talk Shifting Marriage Process in India

On today’s “Lass is More” we have directors Sarita Khurana & Smriti Mundhra, whose documentary, “A Suitable Girl,” is available on Amazon. The film tells the story of three different women in India and their paths to, and sometimes in, marriage. We talk to the directors about how they went about filming for so many… Read More