Daily Archives: April 30, 2013

Tonight’s screening: “Venus & Serena”

They have dominated women’s tennis for a decade and a half, so much so that the tennis-loving public came to take them for granted. So give the Williams sisters their due, and that’s what “Venus & Serena” appears to want … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Iceman”

The phrase “banality of evil” popped up when historians sought to explain the bland men and women who carried out the Holocaust, when critics looked for ways to describe the often dull villains that Alfred Hitchcock astutely observed were not … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Iron Man 3”

The third “Iron Man” movie, the finale to this trilogy of Marvel marvels, is the jokiest and cutest of the Iron Man movies. The Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) gets a kiddie sidekick, for Pete’s Sake. It’s also far … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Kon-Tiki” is old fashioned in all the best ways

“Kon-Tiki” needed to be made for the simple reason that the world needs to remember that real scientific adventure existed long before George Lucas dreamed up Indiana Jones. The sixty-some years that have passed since Thor Heyerdahl & Co. set … Continue reading

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