Does “Red Sparrow” Sing or Squawk?

On today’s podcast we look at Jennifer Lawrence’s “Red Sparrow,” which is out on Blu-ray now.  The movie, which is based on a book by Jason Matthews, has the distinct sense of an old school, John Le Carre Cold War novel, but it’s (kind of) been updated for the present day. How does it all… Read More

“Lass is More” on “mother!,” “Stronger,” & “Blood Money”

This is it (we think), the last podcast of the year.  Rather than doing some grand look back at 2017, we’ve opted to take a gander at a final three films that are just arriving on blu-ray. Yup, we’re going with “mother!,” “Stronger,” and “Blood Money” here.  Why these three?  Besides the fact that they’re… Read More

Movie Review: "X-Men: Apocalypse"

There are two minor spoilers below. Truthfully, I wouldn’t even classify them as spoilers, but some people out there are quite sensitive and forewarned is forearmed. At their best, the X-Men movies marry spectacle with deep philosophical discussions about how we treat those who are different from us. Many of the films feature Charles Xavier… Read More