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 … Continue reading Netflix’s remarkable ‘Marriage Story’ will destroy you and then put you back together
A regular guy who feels a journalistic hunger to tell the news. I blog because its wired into my brain to write what I think in print. I offer an opinion. A solo tour here. Take regular stories and offer my spin on them. Sports, film, television, music, fatherhood, culture, food, and so on. Commentary on everything. A St. Louis native and Little Rock resident who wants to write just to keep the hands fresh and ready.
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, … Continue reading ‘Knives Out’ is a wickedly fun game of cinematic chess
Every December, a heated debate breaks out across the world. Minds scramble, tempers flare, and the nearby bodies of water start to produce massive waves. What’s the debate? Should I … Continue reading South City Confessions: Can we all be a little less offended?
Integrity is a special thing to attain, and more importantly, hold onto over the course of your life. Fred Rogers had loads of integrity. He could have bottled that stuff … Continue reading ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ proves Marielle Heller’s greatness
With the holiday season bringing in a mad rush of movies, finding a couple to talk about on The Large Morning Show in the Afternoon is not always the easiest … Continue reading The Frank O. Pinion Radio Movie Dose: ‘Knives Out’ is fun for the whole family
All Jake Carson (John Cena), Captain of a crew of smoke jumpers, wants to do is honor his late dad, Dan Carson. When he saves the lives of three young … Continue reading ‘Playing with Fire’ is cinematic cotton candy
Powers can be a burden, a blessing, and a curse. For example, some people have “the shine.” A power that allows him to not only read minds of the people … Continue reading ‘Doctor Sleep’ is a disappointing sequel that isn’t that scary
In the world of “Zombieland,” there are rules. Things like “limbering up” or “enjoy the little things” are simplistic yet important when it comes to surviving a Zombie apocalypse. “Double … Continue reading ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ limbers up properly, retaining the magic of the original
All of you. Let’s get the most important thing out of the way before I divulge into high-paid athletes, overpaid movie stars, and endlessly tedious things on this Thanksgiving list. … Continue reading What I’m thankful for
Ego can be a powerful thing when it comes to two countries waging war on each other. It can be seen in a number of varieties. There’s the more serious … Continue reading The dream team of Damon and Bale help carry ‘Ford v Ferrari’ well past finish line
“What if” is always a fun game to play at the movies, especially when the conundrum is tied to a vital piece of authentic human history. Quentin Tarantino did this … Continue reading Taika Waititi injects heart and laughs into World War II satire, ‘Jojo Rabbit’
Frank O. Pinion and me rarely agree. It’s not as rare as a rainbow hitting the sky, but it’s quite infrequent. The differences can make for good film discussion, and … Continue reading The Frank O. Pinion Radio Movie Dose: When will we find out about Fred Rogers’ sons?