- Staff Picks
- July 23, 2021
Big Whoop. Review by Julius C. Lacking.
Does the film adaptation of Dan Brown’s phenomenal, controversial best-seller live up to the hype? Is The Da Vinci Code Ron Howard’s Last Temptation, a cinematic response to Mad Mel’s biblical epic? Our man in the pews, Steve Stav, delivers his own sermon on the subject.
Step aside, Sly — Russell Crowe gives another Oscar-caliber performance as he quietly takes on all comers as boxing legend Jim Braddock. Director Ron Howard’s latest hero of choice is no two-legged Seabiscuit or Apollo Creed-ducking Rocky; he’s just a man determined to feed his family at all costs.
Our man at ringside, Steve Stav, tallies his scorecard on this week’s main event, Cinderella Man.