The Ratings Game

Back in 1987 I remember going to see Throw Momma From the Train, which was touted as the directing debut of one of its stars, Danny DeVito. Well, it was and it wasn’t. It was the first film DeVito directed to receive a theatrical release. However, a few years earlier DeVito directed another film which…

Kansas City Bomber

I’ve never been able to understand the sport of roller derby. As a kid in the 70’s I remember it being a pretty big deal, but it never made sense. I just remember people in short shorts skating around in circles and occasionally feeding each other their fists. Even the 2009 film Whip It did…

My Tutor

One of the go-to plot devices in the 80’s was the one about teenage boys on a quest to lose their virginity. Even if these films weren’t big money makers at the box office, they lived forever on late night cable TV. In today’s film, that quest becomes much easier for one young man when…