2 Best Releases Starring Steve Gagliastro

The Spool Staff

Spirited

GenreComedy
Watch afterBlack Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022),
MPAA RatingPG-13
StudioApple Studios,

It’s rare to watch a film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol that turns you into a Scrooge by the end of it. Apple TV+ pulls it off with their modern, social media-age take on the holiday standard with a bloated musical comedy that features zero memorable musical numbers or laugh-out-loud moments.  Continue Reading →

The Tender Bar

GenreDrama
SimilarBreakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Dead Poets Society (1989), Stand by Me (1986), The Outsiders (1983),
MPAA RatingR

The Tender Bar, streaming on Amazon January 7th, is based on J. R. Moehringer’s memoir of the same name. In practice though, it could be anyone’s story, and not because there’s a universality to the tale it tells. George Clooney’s film is so generic that the film's Moehringer might as well be a human-shaped blank space. Boasting the archly-drawn relatives of the film version of August: Osage County, the subtle needle drops of a Robert Zemeckis film, and the emotional insight of a Snapple lid fun fact, the picture leaves one thirsty for something of substance.   Continue Reading →