South City Confessions: The Loop Trolley was doomed from the start

Who really wanted a loop trolley? Years ago, I wasn’t driving down Delmar and heard outside my car window, “all we need in this town to stop violence, underpaid teachers, depleted police force, and staggering crime rate is a loop trolley.” Nope, that never came up. As the old fashioned turd of an idea prepares … More South City Confessions: The Loop Trolley was doomed from the start

The Frank O. Pinion Radio Movie Dose: ‘Uncut Gems’ takes you on the ride of your life

There’s something special about an actor taking a role that doesn’t match up with any of his previous choices. Look, Adam Sandler has went serious before in the movies, playing the tortured lover in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Punch Drunk Love,” the 9/11 widow in “Reign Over Me,” and more recently, the son of a chaotic … More The Frank O. Pinion Radio Movie Dose: ‘Uncut Gems’ takes you on the ride of your life

The Frank O. Pinion Radio Movie Dose: ‘Richard Jewell’ is one of Clint Eastwood’s best

Holidays bring around the best of the movies. It’s the time of year where studios save their highest quality flicks for audiences to savor and hopefully, for awards voters to remember come voting time. On the latest entertainment segment on The Large Morning Show in The Afternoon with Frank O. Pinion on the 590 The … More The Frank O. Pinion Radio Movie Dose: ‘Richard Jewell’ is one of Clint Eastwood’s best

Shia LaBeouf may not deserve your sympathy, but he deserves your attention

A fictional father from the Bronx once said, “there’s nothing worse in life than wasted talent.” Robert De Niro’s Lorenzo couldn’t have hit the nail more square on the head, especially when it comes to the curious case of Shia LaBeouf. Talent is undeniable. You can’t miss it once you see it. It breeds naturally, … More Shia LaBeouf may not deserve your sympathy, but he deserves your attention

Inventive ‘Klaus’ is an instant holiday classic

How did the idea of Christmas come together? A story that one can only find in ancient books or kids stories deserved the big screen treatment, and I can tell you that director Sergio Pablos’ “Klaus” delivers on the hype that would surround the origin story of good old Saint Nick himself, Santa Claus. Here, … More Inventive ‘Klaus’ is an instant holiday classic

The Frank O. Pinion Radio Movie Dose: ‘Marriage Story’ is a heartbreaking masterpiece (AUDIO)

There are some movies that just take a piece out of you. That doesn’t classify them as depressing or looking for remorse with a glow stick in their hand, but more like a search for pure human truth. That’s what I got from Noah Baumbach’s latest film, the Netflix Original “Marriage Story.” Last week on … More The Frank O. Pinion Radio Movie Dose: ‘Marriage Story’ is a heartbreaking masterpiece (AUDIO)

‘The Irishman’ proves Martin Scorsese can still surprise us

I thought I had seen everything Martin Scorsese could do as a filmmaker–and then I saw “The Irishman.” He’s rewritten the book on powerful epic cinematic experiences once again, showing us a different shade of gangster pale by extending his stroke of genius into the afterglow of their time here, the autumn of their lives. … More ‘The Irishman’ proves Martin Scorsese can still surprise us

Netflix’s remarkable ‘Marriage Story’ will destroy you and then put you back together

Raw. Brutal. Relentless. Thrilling. Unfiltered honesty. All of these words can be used to describe Noah Baumbach’s new film about the slow desolation of a marriage. All of them fit the bill in describing a movie that will rightfully make you uncomfortable and is chocked full of awkward moments, and easily make you cry. I … More Netflix’s remarkable ‘Marriage Story’ will destroy you and then put you back together

‘Knives Out’ is a wickedly fun game of cinematic chess

There’s nothing quite like family envy and greed. It’s like placing iron inside a pressure cooker and slowly turning up the heat over the course of a day. Rian Johnson, who crafted such multi-faceted cinematic delights such as “Brick” and “Looper” before jumping on the “Star Wars” bus two years ago, returns with “Knives Out,” … More ‘Knives Out’ is a wickedly fun game of cinematic chess