Tootsie: Criterion Collection

February 24, 2015

When it was released, Tootsie (1982) was a commercial and critical hit that poked fun at the women’s liberation movement as an actor struggled to find roles and out of frustration he began dressing up as a woman in order to get a job. In retrospect,... 

4 Movie Collection: Comedy

November 29, 2012

During the late 1980s to the early 1990s, Geena Davis could seemingly do no wrong, appearing in successful films like Beetlejuice (1988), Thelma and Louise (1991), and A League of Their Own (1992). Among these hits was Hero (1992), a high profile comedy... 

Fletch: The “Jane Doe” Edition

October 24, 2007

For my money, Fletch (1985) is the best film Chevy Chase ever made. I can put the movie on at almost any time and still find it just as funny, no matter how many times I have seen it. And yet, the film is too often dismissed as just another dated piece... 

Commander in Chief: Inaugural Edition, Part 1

July 25, 2006

With the demise of The West Wing, Commander in Chief had hoped to pick up the slack with the same kind of touchy feely liberalism albeit with a novel twist – the President of the United States of America is a woman. The show came with the Hollywood... 

The Fly: The Ultimate Collector’s Edition

May 17, 2006

Should Man play God, should we attempt to better the world with radical inventions, should we push scientific know-how to its limits and should we test it, on ourselves? The Fly movies would suggest that, no – we don’t, because when it goes wrong,... 

Quick Change

March 12, 2006

New York City. There have been many cinematic odes to the Big Apple, from Woody Allen’s Manhattan (1979), to Blue in the Face (1995), but few films have shown comedic contempt for this famous metropolis — Martin Scorsese’s double hit of...