The second installment of the original Spidey trilogy is a real supe-opera with young adult turmoil pushed into the realms of comic-book mythology with zippy action and spectacular set pieces.
Somewhere between Dawson’s Creek and Booksmart is the sharp, funny, and surprisingly poignant high school dram-edy (for lack of a better word) Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000). Linda Cardellini grounds the series as Junior Lindsay, the former class brain who rejects her place in the school hierarchy and, in startling identity crisis, gravitates toward the school […]
Spring Breakers (2012) is not your traditional fun in the sun spring break movie. But then you wouldn’t expect that from Harmony Korine, the self-appointed agent provocateur of American indie cinema confrontation, even with a cast that includes Disney Channel sweethearts Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens. They play two of the four college girls (Ashley […]
Sausage Party (2016) – From the studio that produced Zero Dark Thirty, American Hustler, and Foxcatcher comes the junk foodie fantasy that stirs American Pie, Toy Story, Logan’s Run, and every torture porn horror of the last decade into a raunchy paean to hedonism with more food puns than a Catskills grocer. It is the […]
Angie Tribeca: Season One – I loved Police Squad, the short-lived TV comedy from the creators of Airplane! that spoofed TV cop shows with an anything goes approach. Only six episodes were made before the networks gave up on it. This was 1982, after all, back in the days when only three major networks existed, […]