producer: Jonathan Glickman

Respect

August 27, 2021
It was a long, winding and sometimes hard-to-watch path that brought the daughter of a prominent, but abusive pastor to life as the Queen of Soul. Aretha Franklin lived it. The biopic Respect gives that life a sometimes glossy and often dark retelling, and has now gone on demand scant weeks after [...]

Rush Hour 2

This formula cop-buddy actioneer has some funny lines and well-choreographed martial arts battles, but Chris Tucker’s shrill version of Chris Rock is an acquired taste, much like rap music or beef’s tongue. As a comic and an actor his delivery is still a bit forced. And he never, absolutely [...]