Drama

Netflixable? Teen Italians, in love and facing tragedy — “Caught by a Wave”

Young love is tested by illness and honesty issues in “Caught by a Wave,” a scenic Italian romance set against a sailing backdrop. The leads are pretty and the locales romantic, but the scenario is generic and the pacing funereal in this dry-eyed weeper of rehab and regattas. Sailing camp on the isle of Favignana […]

Netflixable? Teen Italians, in love and facing tragedy — “Caught by a Wave”
Apple TV

‘TED LASSO’ or a Smile Means a Lot

During the peak of Christmas season watching, my friend Jen told me about a little show she loved called Ted Lasso. I’m normally not much of a TV person so I put it in the back of my mind and didn’t watch it until this last week. I needed a break from the heady nature […]

[REVIEW] ‘TED LASSO’ or a Smile Means a Lot
Comedy

Dugan: Happy Gilmore (1996)

Billy Madison was Adam Sandler’s most vital film, but Happy Gilmore was his most polished. In fact, Billy Madison nailed Sandler’s comic persona so purely and perfectly that it was almost a dead end, forcing Sandler to scramble for ways to reinvent and reimagine his toddler persona over his next few films. Billy Madison was […]

Dugan: Happy Gilmore (1996)

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