This Week’s Movies (Not Much)

There's astonishingly little for the newsletter. Just one really lousy comedy and two film festivals filled with works I haven't seen. Things will pick up next week; I promise. The Black Film Festival opens Wednesday with the British comedy Shoot the Messenger, and runs through June 15. It celebrates its tenth anniversary this year with … Continue reading This Week’s Movies (Not Much)


Very broad satire Written by Uwe Boll and Bryan C. Knight; based on the video game Directed by Uwe Boll Postal starts with a promising scene for an intentionally offensive comedy. Two terrorists in an airliner cockpit (presumably on 9/11) discuss how many virgins they'll get in the afterlife. It turns out they've been given … Continue reading Postal

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Action Adventure Written by David Koepp, from a story by George Lucas and Jeff Nathanson Directed by Steven Spielberg I dreaded disaster when I first heard that George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Harrison Ford making a fourth Indiana Jones movie. Nearly twenty years after Indie's latest outing, I felt it was best to let sleeping … Continue reading Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull