Category: TV Movie

Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter, A Cheap Exercise in Revisionist History

Victoria Gotti’s Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter is an exercise in alternative facts so galling it could be written by Donald Trump. Adapted from Gotti’s 2014 memoir This Family of Mine: What It Was Like Growing Up Gotti, Gotti narrated, co-wrote, and co-produced this loose … Continue reading Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter, A Cheap Exercise in Revisionist History

A Made-For-TV CLASSICS: “A Woman Scorned” and “Her Final Fury”

The long tradition of fondly remembered made-for-TV films that replayed on Lifetime is not limited to poorly-acted teensploitation thrillers. In the 1990s the big networks aired quality crime dramas, too. There are 52 weeks in a year, and occasionally those weekend movies were great, without … Continue reading A Made-For-TV CLASSICS: “A Woman Scorned” and “Her Final Fury”

Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret Surprisingly Tasteful for a Lifetime Murder Movie

I watched Lifetime’s ripped-from-the-mouth-of-Nancy-Grace-circa-2015 murder scandal Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret at the behest of my favorite podcast, My Favorite Murder. (Much like comedian Karen Kilgariff, I too felt that incessant media coverage was enough, but I was wrong!) In 2008 Jodi Arias murdered Travis Alexander … Continue reading Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret Surprisingly Tasteful for a Lifetime Murder Movie

The Christmas Card is a Gross Disservice to Christmas, Greeting Cards, Veterans, and Nevada

  The Christmas Card is a Hallmark original holiday film airing incessantly on both of Hallmark’s networks from now until the impending apocalypse in approximately eight weeks. It was widely popular upon its release in 2006 and remains so a decade later, but I can’t … Continue reading The Christmas Card is a Gross Disservice to Christmas, Greeting Cards, Veterans, and Nevada