Reel Dad: ‘Long Shot’ is a comedy with confidence and charm

(The Reel Dad welcomes back Garrett Schumann, otherwise known as one of the reel sons, who contributed to this column for several years. Garrett holds a doctorate of music composition from the University of Michigan.) I saw “Long Shot” over the weekend with my wife’s family, in celebration of her birthday. The first movie I ever saw with all of … read more

Reel Dad: ‘Her Smell’ gets lost in its own world

This week, Jonathan Schumann rejoins his father, Mark, to recreate the father-and-son reviews that appeared in print for many years, starting in 1999. From Jonathan: Elisabeth Moss gives a committed performance as Becky Something, a grunge rocker in a downward spiral, in Alex Ross Perry’s “Her Smell.” What that performance is in service of isn’t exactly clear. The film is … read more