30-for-30: Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?

Release: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 [Netflix] Directed by: Mike Tollin When Donald Trump made the ‘small potatoes’ remark it was after he had wrapped up an interview with the director for this very documentary. He was referring to his dalliance with sports team ownership, his dismissiveness hinting at days that were so far in the rearview he couldn’t even see them anymore. HeContinue reading “30-for-30: Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?”

Joy

Release: Christmas Day 2015 [Theater] Written by: David O. Russell; Annie Mumolo Directed by: David O. Russell Does a movie have an obligation to become the very thing its title advertises? Should we feel duped if that title says one thing and then the story goes off and does something else? No, Joy is not a movie aboutContinue reading “Joy”

Steve Jobs

Release: Friday, October 23, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Aaron Sorkin Directed by: Danny Boyle The poor return on investment regarding Danny Boyle’s take on the iGenius is quite surprising considering the quality of the product. As of this posting, Steve Jobs has just barely recouped half of its original $30 million budget, suggesting that perhaps the third time is not the charm. (Steve Jobs followsContinue reading “Steve Jobs”

Truth

Release: Friday, October 30, 2015 [Theater] Written by: James Vanderbilt Directed by: James Vanderbilt Truth be told, a movie featuring household names like Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett, one propped up on real-world events of this magnitude shouldn’t feel like a chore to get through. Yet, here we are. To clear the air first: don’t think of this asContinue reading “Truth”