Cinema Classics Jan 3, '19 Favs of 2018

Jan 3, 2019

John and Johnny offer their favorite films of 2018.

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Dec 28, 2018

Disney triumphs about the internet, gaming, and friendship.

It's Movie Time: Dec 28, '18 Vice

Dec 27, 2018

John and Alexandra discuss Dick Cheney's rise to power in Vice.

Mary Queen of Scots

Dec 26, 2018

An excellent example of historical docudrama, completely different from The Favourite.

Cinema Classics Dec 27, '18 Rocky

Dec 26, 2018

John and Johnny, inspired by Creed II, survey  the Rocky franchise.

Laugh with "Holmes & Watson"

Dec 25, 2018

Even I laughed!


Dec 21, 2018

He can swim, he can fight, and that's about it.

Cold War

Dec 20, 2018

The lovers represent the conflicted heart of Cold War Poland in this expertly-drawn, beautifully photographed drama.

The Boys explore black and white actors in roles together in films.

Ben is Back

Dec 18, 2018

Addiction has an awkward place at the family table during holiday time.


Dec 18, 2018

Bale as Cheney is worth seeing in an otherwise spot-on docudrama showing the devastating historical impact of the vice president.

Mary Poppins Returns

Dec 18, 2018

A joyful holiday treat that doesn't best the original yet offers its own delights.

The Mule

Dec 14, 2018

Eastwood is very much alive in this entertaining little thriller.

It's Movie Time: Dec 14, '18 The Favourite

Dec 14, 2018

John and Linda enjoy this sure-to-be nominated period dramedy.

The Favourite

Dec 13, 2018

A Restoration piece of wit and beauty, and rudeness to delight the jaded. One of the best films of 2018.

John and Johnny remember the director of Last Tango in Paris.


Dec 11, 2018

One of the best films of 2018.

At Eternity's Gate

Dec 11, 2018

One of the best artist biopics ever. Van Gogh wouldn't you know!

It's Movie Time: Dec 7, '18 Burning

Dec 6, 2018

John and Hope praise this challenging work of art from South Korea.


Dec 4, 2018

One of the best movies of the year that adds to the current rage for studying young people in transition.

John and Johnny admire Melissa's growth from comic to dramatic actress after viewing her recent Can You Ever Forgive Me?

It's Movie Time: Nov 30, '18 December Films

Nov 30, 2018

John and Mary pick the best movies coming in December.

See this: Cinema Classics Nov 29, '18 Film Columbus: Animation

Nov 28, 2018

Johnny interviews Film Columbus's John Daugherty about animation in Columbus.

Creed II

Nov 27, 2018

A fine sequel to an enduring myth about the American dream.

Boy Erased

Nov 25, 2018

A trenchant and dynamic indictment of gay conversion therapy.

It's Movie Time Nov 23, '18 Green Book

Nov 23, 2018

John/Wayne have a good old time touring the Deep South with Mortensen and Ali.


Nov 21, 2018

An unusually smart, hip thriller.

John and Johnny mashup  two current Hollywood motifs: Alcoholism and Home Invasion

Green Book

Nov 20, 2018

A bitter sweet tour in 1962 of the Deep South with two engaging and completely different characters.

 As the son of working poor African American parents, I entered elementary school in the 1960s reading far beyond my grade level (much to the surprise of guidance counselors who had low expectations of “children like me”) and with a keen interest in astrophysics.

I knew the meaning of such words as “invulnerable,” “uncanny” or “inimitable” and couldn’t wait to learn more about cosmic rays, asteroids, dark stars and space travel. 

How and why was that?