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Movie lists are irresistible — to make and to debate. Here are three intriguing new ones. My friend, Talk Easy podcast host and critic Sam Fragoso, has compiled a list ranking all of Matt Damon’s performances. I’d put “Stuck on […]

Happy Labor Day and many thanks to everyone who works.  Some of my favorite movies about the workplace: The Pajama Game He (John Riatt — Bonnie’s father) is the new boss at the pajama factory.  She (Doris Day) represents the […]

I loved the 80’s-throwback Netflix series “Stranger Things,” created by twin brothers Matt and Ross Duffer. And it made me think about the many other siblings working together to make movies. The Russo brothers Joe and Anthony Russo directed the […]

The American Bar Association’s ABA Journal magazine has an article about movie lawyers that is not the usual top 50 list. Thane Rosenbaum writes about the six types of movie lawyers: crusading, heroic, obtuse, disillusioned, vengeful, and buffoons. Of course, […]

In honor of this week’s release of Disney’s remake of the 1977 film, “Pete’s Dragon,” here are some other classic movie dragons. 1. How to Train Your Dragon This was the first of the terrific series which has produced two films […]

Hurray!  The summer Olympics start this week.  Here are some movies to help kids get ready. The First Olympics: Athens 1896, one of my very favorite sports movies ever, is a made-for-TV miniseries about the first modern-day Olympics. We take […]

Many thanks to Kevin Sampson and the Picture Lock podcast for having me on to talk about our favorite 4th of July movies. These were not just films that take place on or discuss Independence Day but those that illuminate […]

As families plan their summer schedules, there’s almost sure to be a road trip. You might want to take a look at Fandango’s list of the greatest road trip movies to help you decide what you do and don’t want […]

This week’s Tim Burton “Alice Through the Looking Glass” is the latest film to feature one of the most popular characters in movie history, based on the books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll. That […]

Slate has a great history of kisses in movies. Here are some of my favorite movie kisses: And here is Diane Keaton talking about the men she’s kissed in the movies and the ones she’d like to kiss!