Adam B. Vary

Adam B. Vary

“But look what happened to the cook!”

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  • Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar


    This is what our frigid, frightened, freighted country needs right now. My only regret is that I could not see it with an audience. Lionsgate should already be planning sing-along midnight screenings for the After Times. I’ll be first in line.

  • Superman



    This movie should not work — it’s really three quite different movies sandwiched together! — and yet, it’s nearly perfect.

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  • In & of Itself

    In & of Itself


    Was not prepared for it, and that's as it should be.

  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Charming and funny and so weirdly apt as a pandemic movie. I love Cristin Milioti's ability to play comedy and drama, sometimes in the same scene, and Andy Samberg is really growing into such a winning leading man.

    One thought for those who've seen the movie, though: Why not give Samberg's character at least one more beat where he's romancing that other guy at the wedding (also the *only* significant Black character in the movie)? It's nice to think that man-on-man sex isn't a big deal for him, less nice to think that man-on-man sex is still a punchline rather than a real character beat.