‘Birds of Prey’ flies low

“The clown may be the source of mirth, but – who shall make the clown laugh?” – Angela Carter I owe the makers of Joker a big apology. Yes, they did screw a lot up, but at least that film’s … Read more

‘Smashed’ isn’t a smash hit, but it’s darn close

Mary Elizabeth Winstead drinks too much in 'Smashed'
Mary Elizabeth Winstead drinks too much in ‘Smashed’

Films about someone suffering from alcoholism aren’t new.  Days of Wine and Roses, 28 Days and When a Man Loves a Woman are among those in the genre where at least one drunk finds reason to get sober.  Smashed takes the concept one step further, and while it hews closely to Days of Wine and Roses, it isn’t exactly the same story.

Read more‘Smashed’ isn’t a smash hit, but it’s darn close