• Review: The Godfather Part II

    6 out of 5 stars Reviewer: Naomi Engel A Tapestry of Sin, Redemption, and Legacy, Woven Through Faith and Family    Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather Part II is not merely a gangster film; it’s a sprawling saga …

  • Review: The Bloody Hundredth Documentary

    Series: The Bloody Hundredth  |  Streaming on: Apple TV+  |  Rated: TV-14  |  Reviewer: James Steen   Having recently reviewed “Masters of the Air,” this documentary about “The Bloody Hundredth“ tells the true story of the Eighth Air …

  • Soul Stirring: A Kung Fu Quest for True Transformation

    Movie: Kung Fu Panda 4 |  In Theaters May 8  |  Rated: PG  |  Reviewer: Kaylah Hubbard “Kung Fu Panda 4” resonates with themes of spiritual leadership, redemption, and the battle between good and evil. Po’s journey as …

  • Reel Time: "Masters of the Air Series" Review

    Series: Masters of the Air  |  Streaming on: Apple TV+  |  Rated: TVMA  |  Reviewer: James Steen For those who love, respect and appreciate World War II dramas, “Masters of the Air” does not disappoint; in fact, it …

  • This Week’s Review: Political Themes

    The recent violence in Washington, DC, reminded the Curmudgeon of several movies with political themes; e.g., “All the President’s Men,” “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” and, on a darker note, “Seven Days in May” and both versions of “The …

  • This Week's Review: Recovering

    As you may have heard, the Curmudgeon barely survived a vicious attack by his old enemies: ulcers, pneumonia, embolisms, and a few other medical problems. He is happy to report that his fangs are recovering nicely and his …

  • This Week's Review: Robert E. Howard

    The Curmudgeon managed to track down a DVD of a film he had missed in the early 1990s, probably because it never made it to the Houston market or received little attention when it arrived; this is ironic because …

  • This Week’s Review: James Bond Film

    The Curmudgeon has learned, much to his regret, that there is more than one virus lurking at the threshold. When he’s too weak to read or watch a DVD, you know life is sour. After seven days of …

  • This Week’s Review: Alfred Hitchcock

    The Curmudgeon, in his formative years, was culturally deprived because his parents did not consider films directed by Alfred Hitchcock fit his tender sensibilities. The first Hitchcock work he ever saw was the CBS show, “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.” No …

  • This Week's Review: "Still Life"

    Several readers have been prodding the Curmudgeon to read the mystery novels of Canada’s Louise Penny. They are worth reading, but it is necessary to read the 16 books in chronological order; Penny’s subplots often take three or four …