‘French Exit’ loses its way

“French Exit” – Frances Price (Michelle Pfeiffer), a New York socialite, isn’t feeling very sociable these days.  She’s depressed, frustrated, and broke. Well, not completely broke.  Frances sells off her jewelry and art to collect a tidy sum of cash.  It’s not enough to live on, but Frances and her son Malcolm (Lucas Hedges) won’t go hungry next week. Next year?  That’s a different story. You see, her late husband’s estate has become insolvent, and she has nowhere to live.  Frances isn’t the type to ask for help, but her…

‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ has big laughs and tiny shortcomings

“Ant-Man and The Wasp” – “It takes two to make a thing go right.  It takes two to make it outta sight.”  – Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock, “It Takes Two” (1988) In a recent “Ant-Man and The Wasp” trailer, the aforementioned classic rap song blasts across the screen in crystal clear apropos action-fashion, as the film’s dynamic duo races around San Francisco’s streets – in a quasi-updated version of 1968’s “Bullitt” – and shakes down a host of bad guys. Actually, the lack of a true noteworthy villain…