Turgid and uneventful, Goodbye Solo is another under-paced, under-dramatized film that falls into "neo-neo-realism" category.
Much has been made of the fact that, within two weeks, we have two movies that deal with the crisis in newspapers that is threatening contemporary journalism as we know it.
In case you needed proof that Hollywood is dominated by and aimed at people in their 30s and early 40s, look at all the movies about the 1980s currently on screens.
"All politics is local," the late Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill famously said. And politics don't get much more local than The Garden, an infuriatingly clear-eyed documentary.
Because of the staggered nature of TV seasons these days, actors are suddenly available for more than one series at once -- and can have two or more shows on the air at the same time.
From his first day of shooting until its premiere in L.A. last week, Scott Hamilton Kennedy spent more than four years working on The Garden. "But my...