The Rhythm Section beats with a dark heart

Blake Lively sure can do tense and dark. I pulled <em> The Rhythm Section</em> off the DVD shelf at my Liverpool Public Library work place entirely based on Lively’s appearance on the cover. I had much appreciated her work in 2018’s <em>A Simple Favor</em>, a plot-twister where her character befriends the fellow mom played by…

It could happen to us, this Irresistible political race

Imagine if you will, a small mayoral race in the town of Deerlaken, Wisc., becoming so important to the Democrats trying to win with a crusty veteran and the Republicans attempting to hold the town with the folksy incumbent that it not only draws two campaign managers fresh off the 2016 presidential race but the…

Can you Like a Boss and like yourself?

Sure, Mia and Mel have their quibble and insecurities, but they can always count on each other. Right? Right?? Right??? Yes, yes, and then comes marching in the promise of riches and big-time industry recognition in the name of a buyout from Claire Luna and her mega-company. Mel wants it. Mia doesn’t it. Claire Luna…

These women take it into their own hands in The Kitchen

It’s certainly no surprise to see Melissa McCarthy wrestle every last ounce of oomph out of a role. The star might raise an eyebrow or two, though, with her crime-drama turn in The Kitchen. Written and directed by Andrea Berloff from the pages of a DC Vertigo comic book series, this 1-hour, 42-minute action piece…