Does Frank Sheeran really have no conscience? How can a man kill with no compunction -  and not feel anything? In Martin Scorsese’s engagingly (and not too long), fictionalized film, The Irishman, we watch Frank as he moves up the ladder of The International Brotherhood of Teamsters. With just a little help from his friends. The mob, especially Russell Bufalino, figures greatly in his success. And, also, in making Frank the hitman he is. Fear is a part of it. And, his belief that this is what he has to do to keep his family safe. But, when he must...

I just watched the trailer for Nancy Meyers’ new film, The Intern, coming to theaters on September 25th. It looks like it’s going to be right up there with The Holiday, Something’s Gotta Give, and It’s Complicated. When it comes to exploring the intricate emotions and complex difficulties relationships bring for women and men, Nancy Meyers is a master. This film focuses on friendship, not romance, and pays homage to her dad. Anne Hathaway stars as Jules Ostin, a 30-something CEO of her own company (an online fashion site) with co-star Robert DeNiro as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower and...