Happy Holidays! I wrote two reviews for Hammer to Nail last week, on Christmas, Again and Lamb. Enjoy!
Carol (Todd Haynes, 2015) I have read two books by Patricia Highsmith – The Talented Mr. Ripley and Strangers on a Train – … More
I was all ready to give each of the movies, below, a full review, but then holiday travel got in … More
The Big Short (Adam McKay, 2015) What is it about Michael Lewis? He’s an author of nonfiction bestsellers whose books … More
I had another review published at Hammer to Nail last week, of John Magary’s The Mend. Check it out. Here’s the link.
On today’s edition of Dan Rodricks‘ Baltimore Sun “Roughly Speaking” podcast, we discussed the new Star Wars film and its place in the overall legacy … More
Sisters (Jason Moore, 2015) With my deepest apologies to Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin, but Sisters, the new film from Jason Moore (Pitch … More
Youth (Paolo Sorrentino, 2015) Italian director Paolo Sorrentino – winner of the Best Foreign Film Oscar in 2014 for his … More
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (J.J. Abrams, 2015) Approximately halfway through the new Star Wars, when Han Solo and Princess – now … More
Macbeth (Justin Kurzel, 2015) If Mel Gibson (director/star of Braveheart) and Nicolas Winding Refn (director, Drive) met, bonded over mutual admiration of Shakespeare … More