Zellweger surely becomes the part in Judy

Having only the clear memory of the young Dorothy of countless viewings of The Wizard of Oz and fuzzy recollections of the aging actress that players her that showed up on my TV in black-and-white in various programs my parents watched during my youth to go on, I cannot say that Renee Zellweger’s portrayal of…

The Peanut Butter Falcon hits the sweet spot

Zak doesn’t lack for endless spirit or proper anger, living as a twentysomething in a center for seniors somewhere in the south. He’s a fellow with no family, a man with Down syndrome, a resident who’s won over his roommate in his quest to escape that lonely existence into the big, wild world. They’ve watched…

Tarantino’s vision of 1969 Hollywood grips us in our time, too

Violence. Profanity. Glorious cinematography. Wicked storytelling. You betcha, Quentin Tarintino checked all his usual boxes with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. And that means the director and writer has delivered to our times a winding tale bursting with his unusual view of his art and our world in general. In this 2-hour, 29-minute epic,…