The success of “Dear Evan Hansen” on Broadway makes it exceptionally clear that there is something in the story and the songs and the production (and everything else) that speaks to an audience. It is inarguable. Never having seen the… Read More ›
Movie Review: “Vice” (2018)
In case anyone is unsure prior to that moment, in its final minutes, writer/director Adam McKay’s “Vice” lays the problems of today’s world squarely at Dick Cheney’s feet. The preceding two hours aren’t incredibly kind to the man, but the summation… Read More ›
"Lass is More" Flashes Back to "Manchester by the Sea" and "Nocturnal Animals"
I may be on vacation this week, but it’s awards season and the podcast must go on. Today we’re talking about the way in which two different Academy Award nominees utilize flashbacks. First, there’s “Nocturnal Animals,” which jumps backwards in… Read More ›
"Lass is More" Wants to Answer Big Questions with "Arrival"
“Arrival” is one of my top 10 movies of 2016. No, I haven’t made a list, but if I had made, “Arrival” would be on it. It is one of those rare movies that, as soon as I finished watching… Read More ›
Movie Review: "Arrival" (2016)
We are, it seems to me, living in a great day for science fiction movies. Rather than solely having to subsist on massive, operatic space battles (which, don’t get me wrong, can be great), we also get thinking science fiction…. Read More ›