Movies that look like one thing and turn out to be another thing are marvelous cinematic creatures, like a middle-aged man wearing Viking furs in the Norwegian woods to feel … Continue reading What I Think: ‘Wild Men’ is superbly written and leaves a dent in you
I love movies that slow things down in a genre that likes the plot to move like a race car. Enter Sophie Hyde’s “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande,” an … Continue reading ‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’ walks to its own beat, creating authentic atmosphere
From “Misery” to “The Program,” Caan delivered memorable performances.
“Smile! It’s good for ya!” Last week, I was at a movie screening with a few minutes to spare. As 10 turned to 15 and that escalated into 30 minutes, … Continue reading Farewell, Mr. Orange: A master film projectionist, father, and lover of baseball caps tilted up
What if you truly had to drink a little alcohol in order to be more happy?
Good evening, everyone. It’s a new dawn and a new day, and there’s a lot of work to be done. But before we place 2020 in the trunk for good, … Continue reading What I Voted For | Buffa’s 2020 St. Louis Film Critics Association award ballot
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 … Continue reading For film critics, disagreement should only be the beginning of a lovely movie friendship
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 … Continue reading The Dose Dispatch Returns! The movie review fast lane is back
Thomas Lister Jr. made a very small, some would even say tiny, part shine. While that’s not why he developed the nickname, “Tiny,” Lister carried that signature trait throughout his … Continue reading Rest in Peace, Deebo
No, I am not going to write Ryan Gosling’s biography.