DeNiro does everything his way in The Comedian

Jackie Burke is a piece of work. As long as you accept that the guy played by Robert DeNiro in The Comedian will always say and do something that will make you cringe, cower or cry more likely than laugh, you’ll get along with the struggling-to-find work former sitcom star just fine. When we first…

The Big Sick makes me feel good about romantic comedy

Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani really lived The Big Sick. And the writer and stand-up comic/actor had enough smarts – and guts – to take their how’d-we-meet story to paper together and allow producer Judd Apatow and director Michael Showalter put the touches on it for the big screen. Lucky us. This is an…

My purpose today is praise this doggone movie

One in-theater viewing of the trailer for A Dog’s Purpose was enough for me to cross it off my first-run list. Devoted dog man that I am, the tears came through the second sit-through of the preview for this adaptation of the novel by W. Bruce Cameron about the spirit of a pooch that keeps…