One of the cardinal sins of storytelling (for me) is having characters who are allegedly smart act dumb. It becomes impossible to tell whether the filmmakers don’t think much of the audience or just don’t realize what they are creating… Read More ›
Turning red over “Turning Red”
There is always the new outrage, the latest threat, the thing people are getting upset about now. This week, with the streaming and blu-ray release of “Turning Red,” we’re looking at one of the dumber things that folks got upset… Read More ›
“Christopher Robin” is Eeyore, “Incredibles 2” is… Incredible
What is it to be a family? What does that mean? How do we live our lives and comport ourselves so as to do the best for them. This week we have two very different Disney movies that attempt to… 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… Read More ›
"Lass is More" Finds Happiness with "Finding Dory"
This is, if we’re looking to label it, the year of the belated sequel. Some of these have been good, some have been bad, and many feel like they simply exist in order to prey on our nostalgia and drain… Read More ›
Lass is More is Disappointed with "Good Dinosaur," but not "Minions"
Sometimes it feels like Pixar has sprinkled magic dust over our memories. Their name seems synonymous with great animated fare, but as of late they’ve been more miss than hit. Yes, “Inside Out” is fantastic, an utterly brilliant movie but… Read More ›
"Lass is More" on Legos, "Aladdin," and "Inside Out"
We have a big discussion today on Lass is More as we look into things that are meant for kids but great for adults too. Actually, as I’ve said before (and totally mention in the podcast), all the best kids… Read More ›