Jeff Simon, Author at Gusto

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Stories by Jeff Simon

By Jeff Simon » 1:00 AM

I hate feuds.Broadcasting loves them – Donald Trump vs. Rosie O’Donnell, Donald Trump vs. Megyn Kelly, Conan O’Brien vs. Jay Leno, whatever you can come up with. It will even... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, September 3, 2015

Ain’t love grand? Seriously, now. Falling in love – or merely advanced “like” – can’t help but be good for body, mind and soul. If you’re a filmmaker, though, you’re a... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Noah Baumbach said he doesn’t read critics. There’s nothing unusual in the slightest about filmmakers saying that. The number of film, television and theater people in all capacities who claim... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Wednesday, September 2, 2015

You’ve got to love the word “inappropriate” sometimes. Its everyday use these days was a steal from psychiatry but when you see Nick Nolte in Robert Redford’s adaptation of Bill Bryson’s... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, August 20, 2015

See “The End of the Tour” – if, that is, you ever wanted to see a truly good film about a writer. It is, in that way, a minor miracle. So few and far between are even tolerable films about... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, August 13, 2015

Please ignore Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer for a second, even though they star as Napoleon Solo and Ilya Kuryakin in Guy Ritchie’s nifty new movie reboot of the mid-’60s TV series... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Friday, August 7, 2015

My best guess is this: commercial prospects be damned, you’d have had to handcuff Meryl Streep to a water pipe in the basement to keep her from starring in “Ricki and the Flash.” She gets to... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, August 6, 2015

Jazz Jeff Hackworth "The Heart of the Matter" [Big Bridge] 2.5 stars (out of four) The heart of the matter indeed. If the past four weeks have been anything in this city, they’ve... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, August 6, 2015

Charlize Theron was 15 years old and living on the family farm near Johannesburg when her mother killed her alcoholic father. He was drunk at the time and threatening to kill them both, according to... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, July 30, 2015

If you pay any attention to movie hype at all, you’ve no doubt seen Tom Cruise going everywhere possible to tell the world that, sure, that was Tom himself hanging from the door of a cargo plane as... Read More

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