Dirty Grandpa (2016)

There’s a world in which Dirty Grandpa is a great, if lowbrow, comedy. Robert De Niro is perfectly suited to the eponymous role of smutty senior; he’s always been convincing at improvisational comedy (look at Mean Streets, or even Goodfellas) plus you buy him as someone who can still pull off one-armed push ups. Oh,…

Kevin Kline and Romany Malco in Last Vegas (2013)

Review Roundup – The Past & the Last

A pair of reviews to share… The first is of the dismal Last Vegas; a bad film, but I hopefully managed to salvage an entertaining review out of its mediocrity. My write-up can be found at Cheated Hearts. Second is for The Past, the follow-up from the director of 2011’s excellent A Separation. A much…

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Originally posted on You Talkin' To Me?:
Review by Dave Crewe of CCpopculture Robert De Niro is an undeniable icon of American cinema, an actor who casts a long shadow. He’s renowned as a versatile, idiosyncratic method actor who has given vivid life to some of the most memorable characters of the last half-century. It…