2020’s last punch? Yadier Molina lives and Wikipedia needs to go away

All I could think about was the fact that we were both 38 years old. Or maybe now, only one of us? Wikipedia, the double-edged Diet Coke of the internet, just shot up to the top of my shit list. Wednesday night, as I was driving around St. Louis delivering food, I was doing a … More 2020’s last punch? Yadier Molina lives and Wikipedia needs to go away

For film critics, disagreement should only be the beginning of a lovely movie friendship

Here’s a fact: I didn’t care for the new Patty Jenkins film, Wonder Woman 1984, at all. Here’s another fact: My good friend and film critic colleague, Max Foizey, happened to like it. Today, we are still friends. There is zero hatred between us, outside of an epic disagreement on Rian Johnson’s Looper that lingers. … More For film critics, disagreement should only be the beginning of a lovely movie friendship

Why ‘Die Hard’ and ‘Lethal Weapon’ are Christmas twin classics

Two cops come together to take down bad guys. A simple plot spun two different ways in a pair of 1980’s classic action adventures. But just how different are the films? I am talking about a pair of Christmas classics: “Die Hard” and “Lethal Weapon.” Yes, get over it. The jury is out. The former … More Why ‘Die Hard’ and ‘Lethal Weapon’ are Christmas twin classics

The Dose Dispatch Returns! The movie review fast lane is back

Do you ever sit there and wonder, “what did Buffa think of that movie,” yet you can’t find my review? Or maybe you don’t need 1,000 words on whether or not you should watch the Tom Hanks movie. I am going to try and help with that. Every week, I am going to fire the … More The Dose Dispatch Returns! The movie review fast lane is back

Why the Cardinals don’t owe Yadier Molina a thing

For months, I’ve written that the St. Louis Cardinals need to do whatever is necessary to keep their longtime and sure-fire Hall of Fame catcher, Yadier Molina. But sometimes, feelings change and a point of view can be adjusted due to unforeseen events. Or, you just get tired of the noise. Fact: Molina can still … More Why the Cardinals don’t owe Yadier Molina a thing

Why Michael Mann’s ‘Heat’ is still a classic, 25 years later

Twenty five years after it came out guns blazing in theaters, I can still spot Michael Mann’s “Heat” around the corner. It’s my favorite movie of all time and let me tell you why. Dec. 15, 1995. My dad and I attended the film on a chilly night at Esquire on Clayton Rd. They didn’t … More Why Michael Mann’s ‘Heat’ is still a classic, 25 years later