On the one hand, HOFFA is a sprawling epic about the labor battles of the early Twentieth Century, featuring Jack Nicholson in epic, sprawling nose makeup. On the other hand, it has Danny DeVito as Jimmy H’s chief right hand thug — which for all of Danny’s tough-guy persona (and his acting is fine), often […]

The Girl Who Played With Fire

I read the book awhile back. In it, a character named Paulo Roberto, who is an ex-boxer, fights with a blond giant who can’t feel pain. He almost wins. He certainly saves another minor character from a gruesome death. It’s one of the true highlights of the book. And one of the highlights of watching […]