Author Archive for Mike Cuthbert

Mike at the Movies

Money Monster (R) ***** Jodie Foster, director, knows how to drive a movie. This one has so many possibilities of going off the road, crashing and burning that it is stunning to realize it never does while keeping the same…

Mike at the Movies

The Jungle Book (PG) ***** To my mind, this is the first totally successful CGI-dominated film, the possible equal of “Avatar.” There is only one human in the cast, newcomer Neel Sethi, a 13-year old Indian-American from New York. No…

Mike at the Movies

Hello, My Name Is Doris (R) **** This is a feast for Sally Field fans. She is Doris Miller, a 60-something drudge at a company filled with “up and comers” as evidenced by the replacement of all work chairs with…

Mike at the Movies

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (PG-13) ***** Here the Greek focus is secondary to the focus on family. The riotous Portokalos family of Chicago comes together again on screen after a 14-year absence. Ian and Toula’s (John Corbett and…

Mike at the Movies

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (R) ***** Tina Fey is incredible. One of the funniest women alive, she is capable of much more as she proves once again in this film. Her compatriot from Australia, Margot Robbie as reporter Tanya Vanderpoel (“If…

Mike at the Movies

Risen (PG-13) *** This film is not apt to cause throngs of evangelicals to storm box offices like recent Christian movies have if for no other reason than it is more a mystery than a religious epic. Though it eschews,…

Cougars on the Road to the Playoffs

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Matt Kelly had 15 points in the Cougars win against Clarksburg Feb. 17, 63-61 in double overtime.

Veterans of watching Quince Orchard High School basketball had seldom, if ever, seen anything like the Feb. 17 games against Clarksburg. The girls started this amazing night with a larger-than-usual crowd for Senior Night. There are only two seniors on…

Jason Green to Speak on QO Project

Photo | Christine Darton-Henrichsen, potshots by Christine

Visit the Gaithersburg Community Museum Feb. 21 to learn more about the history and future of the Pleasant View Historical Site, located on Darnestown Road.

QO alumnus and community force Jason Green (QOHS ‘99) will speak Feb. 21, 3 p.m. as part of the Gaithersburg Community Museum After Hours Speaker Series about the progress of the Quince Orchard Project and the Six-to-Fix program of Preservation…

And the Oscar Goes to …

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For reasons of technical difficulty, complex plot made simple, scenery and performances, Town Courier film critic Mike Cuthbert believes “Best Picture” should go to “The Revenant.”

Though blurred by the diversity controversy, which is a perfectly legitimate issue, the 2016 Oscars provide a formidable list of both films and actors from which to choose. Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. the awards start, and you are welcome…