Movies

“Nightcrawler”

“Nightcrawler”

When we meet Lou Bloom, the protagonist of “Nightcrawler,” we know him immediately to be a man of persistent, easy lies. He is a thief, and a violent one, who nonetheless has some inkling of going straight — or, at least, applying his considerable persistence and smarts to a slightly more above-board operation than fencing read more

Oh, The Horror! Part II: The Horror LIVES!

Oh, The Horror! Part II: The Horror LIVES!

Halloween is here and it is one of my favorite holidays of the year. Anyone who knows me knows that I only eat candy corn during the month of October. And I eat lots of it! There is an exception: If the candy corn was acquired while trick-or-treating then it can be consumed in November. read more

“John Wick”

“John Wick”

Haters who rip Keanu Reeves for his wooden acting overlook the concomitant brilliance when he is cast as a tree. The title role in “John Wick” is uncommonly suited to his Botoxian stoicism. Wick, a retired gangland assassin, was so skilled at his job that when he told his then-boss, a powerful mobster name of read more