John/Wayne happily explore Black Widow.

Black Widow

Jul 14, 2021

It's fun to see two very sharp young women navigating successfully what was a man's world!

Preview of summer movies from about July 15,

Film discussion: Summer movies from July 15, '21

The Best of Enemies

Jul 8, 2021

Learn about an important civil-rights event and bathe in two fine performances.

Our critics are ambivalent about Amazon Prime's The Tomorrow War.

John and Jordan argue about the merits of the Prime blockbuster, The Tomorrow War.


Jul 3, 2021

A comic thriller showcasing Taylour Paige and Twitter. It's fun and furious.

For summer, another formulaic adventure, another light fiction, but entertaining nonetheless.

Midnight Run

Jul 1, 2021

Netflix brings back a true classic.

Midnight Run

Midnight Run is a superior comic thriller, whose greatness rests squarely on the shoulders of Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. Their completely different characters are so complementary as to make an otherwise mediocre plot seem great. I picked up tossed off lines like a beggar scrounging for crumbs:

Jonathan Mardukas (Grodin): “Jack, you're a grown man. You're in control of your own words.”

John and Kevin have too much fun with the newest Fast and Furious--f9:The Fast Saga

John and Kevin have great joy discussing summer's action leader.

The Ice Road

Jun 29, 2021

Formulaic adventure saved largely by Liam Neeson.

Two Quiet Place films are not quiet about their success.

John and Johnny mash up The Quiet Places and In the Heights.

F9: The Fast Saga

Jun 26, 2021

Summer escapism at its Bondian best.

Listen on Friday: John and Mary are exuberant about this musical. Great summer fare.

John and Mary podcast about their favorite musical this year, In the Heights.

The Sparks Brothers

Jun 19, 2021

An exciting doc about one of the most creative bands you probably don't know. Director Edgar Wright will change all that for you.

In the Heights

Jun 18, 2021

An exuberant musical about neighborhood, family, and home.

It's Movie Time June 18, '21 Wrath & Nobody

Jun 17, 2021

John/Wayne discuss thriller heroes Jason Statham and Bob Odenkirk in Wrath of Man and Nobody.

John and Johnny think about the cultural messages in two comedies out now.

In the Heights is Lin-Manuel Miranda's ode to the Latino neighborhood near where he grew up. The musical won a Tony on Broadway, and now, director Jon M. Chu and his team have translated the story from stage to the big screen.

John and Linda select a classic because of the lack of first-rate new movies out there now.

The Annual Summer Films I

John and Linda choose a classic att his time of weak movie selections.

John and Mindy recommend this insightful horror film for the family.

Shiva and Together Together tell us something about modern culture.

Preview of Summer '21 Movies, June and July.

Applying "gothic" to some American films is a challenging idea.