Tagged: film


Monday Movie: Beverly Hills Cop, by David Bax

Recently, for this sporadic, nebulously defined column, I wrote (not entirely favorably) about Penny Marshall’s Jumpin’ Jack Flash. It got me thinking about a movie from a couple years earlier, one whose success was no doubt a partial inspiration for...


Ham on Rye: Today’s Special, by David Bax

In the early scenes, with its cast of teenagers (actual ones) getting dressed up in suits and gowns, painting their fingernails and hopping into cars with friends, Tyler Taormina’s Ham on Rye might lead you to believe it’s some kind...


Monday Movie: One from the Heart, by David Bax

Thanks to my friendship with Tom Waits superfan Tyler Smith, I was familiar with the songs of Francis Ford Coppola’s One from the Heart years before I ever saw the movie. In fact, all I really knew about the film...