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

Movie Review: “Gringo” (2018)

It would be very easy to nitpick “Gringo,” the new comedy directed by Nash Edgerton with a script from Anthony Tambakis and Matthew Stone.  After all, plenty of scenes don’t work, there are more coincidences than one can shake a stick at, and much of the cast looks faintly bored.  However, nitpicking the film in… Read More