Review: ‘Dirty Grandpa’ Is a Meaningless Excursion

It’s clear that director Dan Mazer has essentially given up on breaking new ground with his comedies, of which he’s normally been a cowriter. I Give it a Year and Borat were the two relevates that, despite their flaws, gave mass audiences a reason to laugh at its seasoned actors. I had hoped that Dirty


Retronalysis: ‘Meet the Parents’ Features De Niro at His Most Humorous

The success and talent of Robert De Niro will never be understated, thanks to his legendary performances in Raging Bull, The Godfather: Part 2, and many more (notice these are curiously dramatic roles). But we’ve seen a curious trend arising in De Niro’s latest movie choices (aside from his David O. Russell projects), such

Review: How ‘The Intern’ Became One of My Favorite Movies of the Year

The Intern was directed and written by Nancy Meyers, and it stars Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, and a host of other actors you’ll probably recognize. De Niro plays Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old man in retirement who applies to become a “senior” intern at an online fashion company in New York. He’s