With the Lickona bunch vacationing in New York, this week’s aggregation of new releases falls on my watch.
Speaking of aggregation, according to the generally aggravating Rotten Tomatoes, Hell or High Water is Certified 100% Fresh! Matthew joins in the cheers as well as sharing a few moments with director David Mackenzie and co-star Gil Birmingham.
The laughs are on Mike Birbiglia whose Don’t Think Twice exposes audiences to the cutthroat side of stand-up comedy. See the movie, read my interview.
Animation fans need not leave the house. A deep and abiding respect for the genius of the late Charlie Callas made the remake of the otherwise unwatchable Pete’s Dragon a must-to-avoid. Matthew was not impressed. Besides, if Robert Redford can’t makes sense of it, what chance do I have? In hindsight, I should have grabbed Pete and slipped the invitation to Sausage Party in my partner’s mailbox.
Fans of triumph-of-the-human-spirit documentaries need look no further than AMC Fashion Valley where Gleason begins an exclusive run. If it’s an old-school reconciliatory comedy/drama between father and son you’re after, visit the Digital Gym for The Tenth Man.
A retired actor rides the coattails of his talentless, delusional, syphilitic wife in what’s being sold as a delightful romantic comedy starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. If nothing else, my review of Florence Foster Jenkins gives you an excuse to Google “dark cully.”