Tag: Michael Goldberger

“Baby Mama” — 2 & ½ popcorns




By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic At the outset of director Michael McCullers’s “Baby Mama,” about a snobbish single exec who has everything but the baby she so desires, there is hope. It looks like this tale of surrogacy just…

“Smart People” – 3 popcorns




By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic An ambience of intelligence, even when the characters are pompously unbearable, makes director Noam Murro’s “Smart People” an often disarming delight. Set at Carnegie Mellon University, where Dennis Quaid’s widower-professor Lawrence Wetherhold jadedly holds…

Leatherheads – 2 & ½ popcorns




By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic Director George Clooney’s “Leatherheads,” a sports comedy circa 1925, amuses in a rote fashion that manages to be consistently convivial without offering a novel nuance or saying anything of great consequence. It’s a testament…