• This Week’s Review: “Endeavour” Series

    This Week’s Review: “Endeavour” Series

    Once again, I found myself faced with a very poor set of options at the movies. There was absolutely nothing I cared to pay to watch; therefore, I used Saturday, August 19, to get a haircut. I confess that …

  • This Week’s Review: “The Dark Tower”

    This Week’s Review: “The Dark Tower”

    The phrase, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower came,” first crept into my awareness through Robert Browning; it was a bit of a surprise when I encountered an earlier version of the phrase in “King Lear.“ When Stephen …

  • This Week’s Review: “Detroit”

    This Week’s Review: “Detroit”

    I only had time for one film on the July 29 weekend, and I chose Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit.” I might have made time for a second film, but I just could not work up any enthusiasm for “Atomic …

  • This Week’s Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming

    This Week’s Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming

    There was never any doubt that my cinematic target for the July 8 weekend would be the latest version of Spider-Man.  Of the three film versions, this is the closest to the early issues of the comic book.  …

  • This Week’s Review: Despicable Me 3

    This Week’s Review: Despicable Me 3

    The only movie of interest on the July 1 weekend was the third installment of Despicable Me, and that was a very anemic source of amusement or nourishment.  The Gru franchise probably should be retired. There are some …

  • This Week’s Review: The Mummy (2017)

    This Week’s Review: The Mummy (2017)

    I confess that I was unable to get wrapped up by the latest incarnation of The Mummy.  I did enjoy the new version, but the plot is more than a trifle moldy and the cast is less than …

  • This Week’s Review: Wonder Woman

    This Week’s Review: Wonder Woman

    To say the least, I was very impressed by Wonder Woman.  I confess that I was not impressed with the character in my younger days; I didn’t like the art and the stories were often ridiculous.  (The character …