Category: reviews

Last of the red hot lovers

American Swing documentary review Whatever happened to the swingin’ ’70s? The makers of a new documentary are glad you asked. American Swing is about the infamous club Plato’s Retreat. From the late ’70s to the early ’80s, the Retreat flourished…

Burroughs’ Mars hero left stranded

John Carter 2012 movie review Discovered at the right age—say, 11 or 12—the John Carter novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs are manna from heaven (or Mars). Far-off worlds, exotic aliens, beautiful princesses, purple prose—it all comes together in the series of…