Farewell, Mr. Orange: A master film projectionist, father, and lover of baseball caps tilted up

“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, a delay brewed and audience members wondered what was happening. There aren’t projectors up there anymore at Ronnies or Esquire, just a digital machine with … More Farewell, Mr. Orange: A master film projectionist, father, and lover of baseball caps tilted up

What I Voted For | Buffa’s 2020 St. Louis Film Critics Association award ballot

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, let’s look back at the year in film one last time here. For the first time in my four years of voting in the St. … More What I Voted For | Buffa’s 2020 St. Louis Film Critics Association award ballot

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

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

Rest in Peace, Deebo

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 long and vibrant Hollywood career. Tiny parts, big impact. I first saw him take on Terry “Hulk” Hogan in the 1989 cheeseball wrestling flick, “No … More Rest in Peace, Deebo

The Frank O. Pinion Entertainment Segment, Episode #84: The final hour on 590 The Fan

Some endings are sad and pathetic. The finality of it all overwhelms the person, encasing them in angry grief for days. A pity unlike no other takes over and well, bad things happen. Okay, that’s a tad bit dramatic. Remember, I am a movie fan, so I heighten the theatrics whenever I can. The truth … More The Frank O. Pinion Entertainment Segment, Episode #84: The final hour on 590 The Fan

Director Brawl! Who wins a fight between Eastwood, Scorsese, and Ridley Scott?

I think Clint Eastwood could kick your ass. Mine as well. Call it assurance with history and perspective thrown in. A wonderful film critic by the name of Will tweeted out something today that I found instantly addicting. See for yourself: Scorsese (77), Ridley Scott (82), and Clint Eastwood (90) (all still working and energetic) … More Director Brawl! Who wins a fight between Eastwood, Scorsese, and Ridley Scott?

The Frank O. Pinion Entertainment Segment Episode #76: Charles Dickens film tales, ‘Cobra Kai’, and bad X-Men spin-offs

Sometimes, the work should be left on the page. It can be a comic book spin that created a new world of characters outside the beloved ones, translating the magic of a literary legend, or simply taking a piece of 80’s furniture, and fitting it to your liking. Welcome to the recap of the latest … More The Frank O. Pinion Entertainment Segment Episode #76: Charles Dickens film tales, ‘Cobra Kai’, and bad X-Men spin-offs