“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

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

“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

Is There an Upside to “Downsizing?”

Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing” arrives on Blu-ray this week and with that arrival we have some important questions to ask.  Chief amongst these is why exactly does the film take a sharp turn to the bad after it starts off so well? The answer to that may be obvious, but it is a question worth asking… Read More

Director Rachel Israel on her Process with “Keep the Change”

Today’s “Lass is More” podcast features a discussion with Rachel Israel, the writer and director of “Keep the Change,” which is out in New York this week and L.A. next week.  The film centers on people with autism and her cast features people with autism as well.  The director talks to us about her process,… Read More

Richard Levine Talks “Submission” and Me Too on “Lass is More”

Today we have writer-director Richard Levine on the podcast to talk about his new movie, “Submission.”  The film stars Stanley Tucci as a professor who pursues a relationship with a student and quickly finds himself going to a very bad place.  It is film which, Levine tells us, he’s been working on for years but… Read More