Moon (on Netflix)

May 19, 2020

Drama and sci-fi for an exciting evening on the moon's dark side.

John and Johnny consider the free-speech theme of No Safe Spaces.

I have written before about this hot mess; my thoughts are the same, but Matthew is worth experiencing again as well.

John and guest Johnny are amused by this failed neo-noir.

I wrote about this little gem earlier. Johnny joins me to discuss it as we both are fans of the Western.

Get ready for a real thrill, like a warm bun enfolding a jumbo frank at the ballpark. This doc is that good.

A faithful doc recounting Joan Didion's great momemts, good and bad.


May 11, 2020

An indie gem, streaming for your VOD pleasure.


May 7, 2020

A thriller to pass the time with, nothing else.

John and Linda find reasons to recommend this unusual romcom, and Jessica Williams  is the main one.

Netflix to the rescue--an amusing romcom with a few new tricks and a bright actress.

Burning Cane

May 6, 2020

A lyrical look at rural Louisiana and the characters making their way to elusive salvation.

John and Johnny assess the career of one of Hollywood's durable stars.

Obvious Child

May 2, 2020

Slate is an underrated comedic talent in a romcom  on Netflix for a while.

It's Movie Time May 1, '20, Last Thing He Wanted

May 1, 2020

John and Sommer search for something good to say about this hot mess international-intrigue thriller.

It's a hot mess.

The Color Purple

Apr 30, 2020

A classic to be enjoyed today for its emphasis on inequality.

John and Johnny broadcast from their pop-up studio about The Color Purple as if they were at The Gateway Film Center for their monthly in-person series.


Apr 27, 2020

A formulaic actioner that will divert you from obsessing about our real baddie.


Apr 26, 2020

No American romantic fireworks here, just a simple Asian story of social distancing that struggles to be free.


Apr 24, 2020

A hero for our times, flawed but charismatic like James Bond and Bobby Kennedy.

John and Courtney are locked in with IMDB's top ranked movie, The Shawshank Redemption.

John and Johnny offer their picks of smart scary movies.

John and Johnny discuss a recent addition to Netflix movies, the quirky Horse Girl.

John and Johnny survey the classics available on Netflix.

Win It All

Apr 13, 2020

Some of you gambling addicts may not like this little melodrama, but most will be amused. It's only 88 min, as  entertaining and instructive as films twice as long.

A classic drama about hope, a comforting theme in disquieting times.

Slow West

Apr 11, 2020

The Western is expertly renewed in this modern minimalist take starring Michael Fassbender.

It's Movie Time April 10, '20 Outbreak

Apr 9, 2020

John and Linda review one of the best-known virus films.

John and Johnny look at the virus-delayed films after March, 2020.