Review: The War with Grandpa Elevates Familiar Comedy with Class and Style

As the credits rolled on “The War with Grandpa,” I couldn’t help but smile. I enjoyed the antics between Robert De Niro, who plays Ed, and his grandson, Peter (Oakes Fegley). The antics rival "Home Alone" in their physicality, and the film is probably something that Disney would have made in the 1990s. That wasn’t [...]

By |2020-10-08T22:55:16-07:00October 8th, 2020|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Joker”

"Joker" is the improbable convergence of a character study, comic book, and exploitation film.  Depending on which of those genres you choose to judge it, the movie either soars or stumbles.  The one constant is Joaquin Phoenix's enthralling performance. The movie takes place in Gotham City during the year 1981.  Gotham City is suffering an [...]

By |2019-10-04T13:15:30-07:00October 4th, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Comedian”

“The Comedian” – Although Robert De Niro is known for starring in gritty dramas, he is not a complete stranger to comedies with “Midnight Run” (1988), “Wag the Dog” (1997), “Analyze This” (1999), and “Meet the Parents” (2000) proudly standing on his resume.   He also famously played an unforgettable stand-up comic named Rupert Pupkin – [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:05:08-07:00February 3rd, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments